Micro Irrigation Project, Telangana State

About Us

Effective utilization of every drop of water through micro irrigation is imperative for improving crop productivity, production and to achieve sustainable improvement in living standards of small and marginal farmers of State by improving the water use efficiency through micro irrigation and farmers can get assured additional income.

  • Micro Irrigation Project (MIP), a unique and comprehensive project, launched in November 2003 with an objective of enhancing the crop productivity by improving the water use efficiency through Micro Irrigation Systems.

  • In the context of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, new state of Telangana came into existence on 2nd June 2014.

  • Accordingly, Telangana Micro Irrigation project was carved out of AP Micro Irrigation Project with an objective of enhancing the crop productivity by improving the water use efficiency through micro irrigation systems.

  • At present Telangana Micro Irrigation Project, a unique and comprehensive project is being implemented in 33 districts, Adilabad, Bhadradri, Hyderabad, Jagithyal, Jangaon, Jayashankar, Jogulamba-Gadwal, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Khammam,Kumarambheem(Asifabad), Mahabubabad, Mahabubnagar, Mancherial, Medak, Medchel, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Peddapalli, Rajanna(Sirisilla), Rangareddy, Sangareddy, Siddipet, Suryapet, Vikarabad, Wanaparthy, Warangalrural, Warangalurban, Yadadri, Mulugu & Naryanpet.

    Area Covered

    Before formation of Telangana (2003-04 to 2013-14) Area 4.79 lakh ha
    (Farmers- 5.02 lakh Nos)
    After formation of Telangana (2014-15 to 2018-19)

    Area 2.63 lakh ha
    (Farmers- 2.46 lakh Nos)

Brief History of MIP after formation of Telangana

MIP was implemented by Horticulture Department under NMMI up to 2013-14 with differential subsidy pattern for different category farmers

From 2014 onwards MIP (NMMI) was subsumed into Nation Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)as one of the component as On Farm Water Management (OFWM).

From 2015-16 Micro Irrigation Programme is being implemented under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) – Per Drop More Crop.


a) Increase Production, Productivity & Quality
Conservation and sustainable use of water
Higher energy efficiency in Agriculture Sector
Improves water use efficiency
Higher Fertilizer use efficiency
Savings in expenses of labour

Factors Driving for demand for Micro Irrigation:

  • Growing population & Ground water depletion
  • Unpredictable rains & Rain shadow areas
  • Rising demand for food production
  • To get more returns to the farmers with limited available resources.

Objectives of Micro Irrigation Project:

  • Productivity enhancement & Quality improvement
  • Improving water& Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Improving Energy &Labour efficiency
  • Produce more with less water

Advantages of Micro Irrigation:

  • Water saving
  • Enhanced plant growth and yield.
  • Saving in labour and energy
  • Most suitable to poor soils
  • Control of weeds
  • Economy in cultural practices and easy operations
  • Possibility of using saline water
  • Improves fertilizer efficiency
  • Flexibility in operation
  • No soil erosion
  • No land preparation
  • Minimized the diseases and pest problems.

 Components of Micro Irrigation:

  • Drip Irrigation for wide spaced crops (Online)
  • Drip Irrigation for closed spaced crops (Inline)
  •  Mini & Micro Sprinklers
  • Portable, Semi Permanent & rain guns sprinklers

Unique Subsidy Pattern:

All category farmers in revenue village irrespective of their economic status are eligible for Drip Irrigation / Micro Irrigation systems up to 12.50 acres or land holding possessed by the farmers in Title Deed, whichever is less, with the following subsidy pattern:

  • All SC/ST Farmer are eligible for 100% subsidy.
  • All BC farmers are eligible for 90% subsidy.
  • All SF/MF farmers (other than SC/ST) are eligible for 90% subsidy
  • All other caste farmers are eligible for 80%”.
  • Portable sprinklers: all category farmers are eligible for 75% subsidy limited to 2.50 acres unit only.



  • At least 25% of the financial target allocated to the State must be earmarked to Agriculture crop sector in drip including Sugar cane, Sericulture etc.
  • Providing lateral roller to farmers on subsidy @ Rs.1500/- per farmer.
  • Providing of 10 years after sales service to all Beneficiary farmers instead of 5 years earlier.
  • Providing of crop wise agronomical manual printed in Telugu to all farmers.
  • Providing of service centers by MI Companies at all Revenue Divisional Head Quarters.  
  • The Maximum subsidy given to the farmers in Telangana State is 12.50 acres i.e., in terms of Rs.5,61,185/- which is highest in the country. No other state is giving this much subsidy to farmers.
  • Component prices & Unit Costs has been revised after a span of 6 years in newly formed Telangana State.
  • Penalties for Violation of the Guidelines for Micro Irrigation Programme is strictly following in Telangana State.
  • 100% MI beneficiary inspection by 3rd party evaluation team is compulsory in TSMIP for successful implementation of the Telangana State Micro Irrigation Project (TSMIP)
  • 28Nos of MI companies were empanelled in Telangana State Micro Irrigation Project (TSMIP).  Selection of MI Company is as per Farmer Choice.
  • 5% Tax incentive up to a maximum of Rs.5000/- per beneficiary

Transparency in Implementation

  • Telangana State Micro Irrigation Project is being implemented through “Online Web Portal” (www.horticulturedept.telangana.gov.in)
  • Farmer can register his application through Mee-Seva Centers.
  • Biometric registration and Aadhar card is made mandatory to Register the Application.
  • Farmers will get 5 Nos of SMS alerts to know the status of applications i.e.,1. Immediately after registration 2. Preliminary Inspection, 3. About payment of Beneficiary Contribution, 4. Administrative sanction details and Trench cut, 5. Release of final payment.
  • Farmer can track his application status Online through Farmer Portal with his unique HP ID.
  • Geo Coordinates are obtained for all the beneficiary fields and Geo fencing is proposed to avoid duplication and for easy monitoring.
  • Every field is Geo tagged in Bhuvan app of NRSC as per GOI Guidelines.





Contact Us

O/o Commissioner of Horticulture, Beside Criminal Court, Red Hills, Hyderabad


Sl.No Name of the Officer/Staff Designation Mobile Number
1 Smt.P.V.Bhagya Lakshmi DDH/OSD 7997724917
2 Sri.K.Kishan Rao ADH /OSD 7997724918
3 Sri.N.Rama Chandra Raju AO 7997724937
4 Smt M.Harika HO 7997724923
5 Kum.Ishrath Fatima Siddiqui HO 7997725165

E-mail: mip-horti[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in