YSR Jala Kala Scheme, Andhra Pradesh

To solve the water issues faced while farming and utilizing the available ground water

On September 28, 2020 Andhra Pradesh government launched ‘YSR Jala Kala Scheme’ for the farmers across the state. This scheme is launched basically for the needy and eligible farmers across the state. Under this scheme, the farmers get the benefit of free borewells drilled from the government. Currently this scheme is implemented in all the 13 districts of the state. The main aim of this scheme is to solve the issue of shortage of water for agriculture and irrigation. The farmer without any borewell and 2.5 acres continuous land is eligible under the scheme. Farmers can apply online and offline under the scheme. A separate dedicated portal is devised for this scheme by the state government.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:YSR Jala Kala Scheme
Scheme Under:Andhra Pradesh government
Launched By:CMO Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Launch Date:September 28, 2020
Main Beneficiaries:Farmers across the state
Benefit:Free borewells to the beneficiaries
Objective:To solve the water issues faced while farming and utilizing the available ground water
Official Website:ysrjalakala.ap.gov.in

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Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of this scheme is to help solve the water issues faced by the farmers in the state
  • Under the scheme, free borewells will be drilled for the farmers
  • This will help utilize the groundwater available
  • If one borewell fails the farmer will get one more chance to get the borewell drilled
  • This borewell will lead to help in irrigation which is much needed for agriculture
  • Small and marginal farmers and SC/ST/Women farmers will be
  • Easy online and offline application is available for the farmers under this scheme


  • Any farmer without an existing borewell with a land ownership of 2.5 crores
  • In case of lack of 2.5 acres land, a group can be formed to apply
  • Preference will be given to small and marginal farmers as well as SC/ST/Women farmers

How to Apply:

  • The applicant can apply via online or offline mode
  • For applying offline, the applicant has to visit the office of Secretariat.
  • Fill in the form with the required details like name, address, land details, crop details, etc
  • Submit the duly filled in form along with the required documents in the office
  • The VRO will verify the application and forward it to the concerned APD/MPDO for generating estimate
  • Then the PD will take the administrative approval form the District Collector/JC, Aasara and assign the work to drilling contractor
  • Information regarding the sanction of borewells will be communicated to the applicants at each stage through SMS
  • For applying Online, the applicant has to visit @ ysrjalakala.ap.gov.in

  • Click on apply for borewell option on the homepage
  • Enter Aadhaar no. and OTP for verification
  • Then the application form is displayed
  • Enter the required details like district, village, panchayat, etc
  • Then fill in land details, total acres owned, etc and submit
  • In case of any issues while filling the form, applicant can contact the village secretariat
  • After verification of the submitted form, a drilling contractor will be assigned for conducting a survey of the ground water levels
  • For this survey, a qualified geologist will be appointed and he will be responsible to submit a feasibility report to the concerned ADP/MPDO for generating estimate
  • PD will ten take an approval from District Collector/JC, Aasara
  • Digital photograph with geotag will be taken by the concerned authorities along with beneficiary in the presence of drilling contractor after competition of drilling
  • Construction of recharge pit or water harvesting structure will be taken up at the borewell site
  • If one borewell fails the farmer will get chance for second borewell drilling

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Key Points:

  • Under this scheme the farmer will get the benefit of free borewells drilled for irrigation and solving the overall water issues
  • Farmers can apply through online or offline process
  • Proper verification will be conducted for the ground water levels
  • Drilling contract will be assigned to a drilling contractor
  • Information at each stage will be given to the farmer through SMS
  • Depth of borewell drilled will be measured with advanced IoT enabled equipment
  • Social audit will be conducted for all the borewells drilled
  • A Programme Management Unit (PMU) will be set up at the headquarters for effectively monitoring the entire process
  • District Collectors will guide and direct all the stakeholders for overall management
  • For any query of difficulty in the process the applicant can call on the toll-free no. 1902


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