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Tractor Subsidy Scheme 2024: Farmers to Get Mini Tractors and Their Accessories at a Very Low Price

The Mini Tractor Subsidy Scheme in Maharashtra is a commendable initiative aimed at uplifting small and marginal farmers by providing them with affordable access to essential farming machinery.

Tractor Subsidy Scheme 2024
Tractor Subsidy Scheme 2024

Ahead of the festive season, small and marginal farmers in Maharashtra have received a delightful piece of news. A scheme has been introduced to provide mini tractors and their accessories at an incredibly low price of just Rs 35,000. This initiative aims to alleviate the burden of farming expenses for these farmers, with a particular focus on those from economically weaker backgrounds. Let's delve deeper into the details of this scheme and its eligibility criteria.

Tractor Subsidy Scheme Details:

The Tractor Subsidy Scheme for the year 2024 has been launched to offer mini tractors and auxiliary agricultural equipment to small farmers at a staggering 90 per cent subsidy. Under this scheme, eligible farmers will only need to contribute Rs 35,000, while the government covers the remaining costs. This initiative is especially beneficial for farmer families in Maharashtra who often struggle financially and resort to taking loans from moneylenders to sustain their agricultural activities.


The scheme primarily targets farmer families belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Neo-Buddhist groups in Maharashtra. These groups face significant financial challenges and are often unable to afford essential farming machinery. By providing mini tractors and accessories at such a subsidized rate, the government aims to empower these farmers and enhance their agricultural productivity.

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Equipment Offered:

Apart from mini tractors, farmers participating in the scheme will also receive auxiliary equipment to aid their farming endeavours. This includes cultivators, rotavators, and trailers, all of which play crucial roles in various agricultural tasks such as ploughing, tilling, and transportation.

Eligibility Criteria:

To avail the benefits of the Mini Tractor Scheme, certain eligibility conditions must be met:

  • Self-help group members of Scheduled Castes and Neo-Buddhists residing in Maharashtra are eligible.
  • At least 80 per cent of the self-help group members should belong to the Scheduled Caste or Neo-Buddhist communities.
  • The Chairman and Secretary of the self-help group must be from the Scheduled Caste category.
  • A subsidy of Rs 3.15 lakh will be provided for the purchase of a tractor and its accessories.

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Application Process:

The application process for the scheme is conducted online through the department's website. Applicants must fill out the application form with accurate information and submit it online. If the application is deemed valid, a summary print of the application signed by all members of the self-help group must be submitted online as well. In cases where the number of applications exceeds the target, beneficiaries will be selected through a lottery system.

Document Requirements:

Several documents are required for subsidy on mini tractors and accessories, including:

  • Aadhar card
  • Voter ID
  • Photocopy of bank passbook
  • Passport-size photo
  • Caste certificate
  • Certificate of group members
  • Address proof
  • Mobile number

Where to Apply:

Farmers can apply for the subsidy on mini tractors and accessories through the website Additionally, detailed information about the scheme is available at Farmers can also reach out to the Assistant Commissioner of Social Welfare in their respective districts for further assistance.

The Mini Tractor Subsidy Scheme in Maharashtra is a commendable initiative aimed at uplifting small and marginal farmers by providing them with affordable access to essential farming machinery. By reducing the financial burden on farmers and promoting mechanization in agriculture, this scheme is poised to bring about positive changes in rural livelihoods and contribute to the overall development of the agricultural sector in Maharashtra.

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