How to get Shettale subsidy for farm pond in 2016

Get subsidy under Shet tale Yojana for construction of farm pond in Maharashtra. Shet tale means “pond” in the marathi language.

The government of Maharashtra has since the past few years been giving subsidy to poor farmers who intend to construct a farm pond on their land. The primary purpose of this scheme is to encourage farmers to implement Rain Water Harvesting and use the pond for water storage.

India is largely an agricultural country but in any given community only 30% of the land is fertile and used for farming while the remaining 70% remains barren as a wasteland. By encouraging farmers to build a shet tale on this waste land , the government hopes that it will increase the availability of water for drinking and irrigation, while also creating a reserve storage of water to be used during times of drought. The shet tale can also be used for rearing fish which will supplement the farmers income but this requires a big tank and has additional costs involved.

Complete Information about Shettale Scheme

You can read the complete details about this new government scheme along with details of eligibility and amount of subsidy you are eligible for :

shet tale construction

  • Inception: The scheme was first started in 2010 and is still being implemented. In 2016, the Maharashtra government further improved the scheme calling it “Magel Tyala Shet Tale Scheme” and increased the funds made available for farmers. Under the first phase of this scheme the government hopes to create at-least 52,000 ponds in the drought hit areas of Maharashtra.
  • Subsidy from Government: You can get a subsidy of 70-75% of the cost involved in construction of the pond. Example : If you incur a cost of Rs 1 Lakh to build the shet tale , then you can expect a subsidy of an amount which is a little more than Rs 70,000 from the Agriculture Department.
  • Shettale Plastic Sheet
    Recently the government has also introduced subsidy for the plastic paper which is used to cover the bottom of the shet tale (pond). By using a plastic sheet you prevent the water from percolating into the ground. You cannot use a plastic sheet for your pond if you are planning to rear fresh water fish in it. The cost of plastic sheet for shet tale varies from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per square feet. So if your pond is 600 square feet in area you will require 700 sq feet of plastic sheet which will cost you between Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000. These rates are for 500 micron HDPE plastic sheets of superior quality. You can also get other cheaper plastic sheets which are made in china, ask your nearest dealer.
  • Shet tale Size and Location
    The most common shet tale size is 30 meter X 30 meter X 3 meter. 3 meters is the depth of the pond with half of it being dug below the ground while the other half is built by making a boundary wall with soil collected from the surroundings. You need to get approvals from the Department of Agriculture for the size and location of your pond. Different districts have different limits on size and location. You can locate the pond at a height or in a depression if you intend to implement rain water harvesting.
  • Who do you need to contact to avail this subsidy ?
    You need to contact the agriculture officer of your district or town who is appointed by the Agricultural Department of the Government of Maharashtra. You can also inquire in the nearest panchayat, taluk office.

For Information about shet tale yojana in mp3 click on the following website link

Download information in marathi at – Shettale.pdf

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  1. Chattar Kiran

    April 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I want details of magel tyala shet tale yojna . so please send me the information through email.

  2. Sandeep Patil

    April 9, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I am farmer from eastern region of Sangli which is always hit from water availability.
    I am constructing farm fond now with two other farmers. 200 feet x 100 feet x 20 feet is the size. I contacted local agriculture officer about subsidiaries for farm pond, but got the news of around 50k. Total construction cost is around 6-7lac. Can you please give details for schems which can give us 70% subsidy?


  3. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    April 9, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Hello Sandeep

    If the agricultural officer has offered you 50% subsidy then that must be the best offer. The 70% subsidy might be for SC/ST farmers or those who are in drought prone areas. Ensure that you get the full amount that is released. You can refer to the Marathi Document given towards the end of the page.



  4. sandeep sarode

    April 10, 2016 at 11:34 am

    sir mala shet tal khodayach ahe tari mala kiti sub sidi milel.

  5. sadik mulani.

    April 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Please provide complete details of magel tyala talav yojna.


    sadik mulani.

  6. Dattatraya Jundale

    April 16, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Dear Sir,
    Please provide complete details of magel tyala she tali yojna. ani application link


  7. Sachin Dabhade

    April 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Please provide complete details of magel tyala talav yojna.

  8. ulhas patil

    April 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Dear sir,
    please send complete details of magel tyala yojna.
    online application link

  9. pradip narayan mhaskar

    April 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    only plastic sheet require for farm pond

  10. A Shinde

    April 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Please contact me we have superior quality pond liner A. Shinde 9372004560

  11. Hemant Shitole

    April 29, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Please inform me how can I get shet tale formation support?

  12. Sagar W.

    May 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Hello Abhay,
    Can you please provide little more details on subsidy given to different castes? Is it given irrespective of income or other criteria ? Please provide more details.

  13. V.C.Badve

    May 6, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    This is good scheme. I wish to make one farm pond in my farm in mandavgan in Ahmednagar district. But I came to know from our agriculture officer that they are not accepting the forms. They are not aware of online application. Please guide

  14. Patru Domaji Mangar

    May 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    मी दिनांक04/03/2016ला आपले सरकार महाआनलाइन या पोर्टलवर शेततळेसाठी फार्म भरला.अर्जेाचि सद्यस्थिती कृपया कळवा.application id 15508405832478BD3804

  15. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    May 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Hello Sagar,

    It is best you approach your block development office to know about the scheme details. They can guide you more about the subsidies available.



  16. Dattatraya Bansode

    May 9, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Dear sir madam I have farm at Pandharpur and want to build Shettale size 100Mx100Mx10M I contacted local agricultural officials, they said only 50000/- subsidy instead of %of expenditure. Please give me further process.

  17. vasant Ganpat More

    May 11, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Dear Sir,

    we have 21 acre of land divided by 4 family and all have applied for shetatale being seperate , and everybody intend to dig seperate shetatale being shortage of water .
    Please advise in detail how everybody gets subsidy for digging and laying HDPE Plastic paper

  18. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    May 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Dear Mr More

    You need to contact a representative of the agriculture department of the government of Maharashtra. They will provide you with all the information required.


    Abhay N

  19. Ramdas Wadhavane

    May 13, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Dear Sir I want detail of shettale and subsidy yojna and contact details so please provide me details how to construct shettale to got subsidy

  20. Siddharth Jethe

    May 14, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I am a farmer I live in Marathwada in Jalna district where drought of water is horrible, so that I want build a pond (shet tale ) in my farm will u plz tell me the scheme and how much subsidy would I get on it…

  21. विजय थोरात

    May 18, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    शेत तळे बांधताना पावसाचे वाहून जाणारे पाणी नैसर्गिकरित्या शेत तळ्या मध्ये आले पाहिजे

  22. विजय थोरात

    May 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    ज्या ठिकाणी नाला बंडिग ची साईट असेल अशा ठिकाणी शेत तळे बांधल्या नंतर पावसाचे पाणी नैसर्गिक रित्या शेत तळ्या मध्ये येऊ शकते

  23. hemanta kumar mohanta

    May 19, 2016 at 11:01 am

    i am a poultry farmer sir kindly give me how i get subsidy yojna and contact details now i complete 5000 thousand broiler farm next contruction work contune so i want to take high amout lon please when i got subsidy

  24. Pravin Nalawade

    May 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I m Pravin from karad.
    I want to know about magel tyala shettale scheme.
    Is the scheme is over or still there.

  25. Dattatray thorat

    May 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Sir ,we three friends want to built comman shet tale for fruit crop with collabration…three of us are sharing land for shet tale…we r planning to built 230m*230m*45m size of shet tale.i got a estimation of rs.10 lakh ….how much subsidy would i get

  26. Roshan Jadhav

    May 31, 2016 at 5:35 pm


    I am a Farmer at Nashik District & i required all information of “Magel Tyala Shet Tale Scheme” i request to you please send me details ASAP.

  27. Mahendra Benake

    June 4, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I have farm at Shirur District.
    Is the “Magel Tyala Shet Tale Scheme” over or still there.
    Can you tell us the due date of online form submission?

  28. Sachin Jain

    June 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Want to build a SHET Tal at my farmland at Nagpur butibori..who will guide ? Where can we meet agricultural officer ?Do we need to approach before making it or we can make show and get subsidy

  29. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    June 16, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Hello Sachin

    I cannot provide this information, it is best that you contact someone who has already constructed it your town. They will be better able to answer this question.


    Abhay, Editor, India Microfinance

  30. kautik kakde

    June 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    magel tyala shet tale hya yojnesathi online form kuth bharaycha. mla magel tyala shet tale yachi purn mahiti haviy. aani tyanantar mtshy utpadan yachi sampurn mahiti haviy.

  31. Vaibhav Ahire

    June 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

    you have mentioned that the scheme is also applicable for plastic paper can u plz guide us detail about plastic paper only…

  32. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    June 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Hello Viabhav

    I do not know the exact details as I am living outside Maharashtra,it is better you contact the district agricultural officer.


    Abhay D N

  33. santosh tulshiram varkhad

    July 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

    सर मला शेत तळे खोदायची आहे कृपया मार्गदर्शन हवे आहे मला 30*30 चे करायचे आहे सबसिडी किती मिळेल कृपया सांगा

  34. santosh s salve

    July 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Sir mala 1 akar che shettale pahije ahe tyasathi sampurn mahiti dya.

  35. Parag B Koli

    July 12, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Dear Sir,
    Please provide complete details of Magel Tyala she Tali Yojna. ani application link


  36. laxman gaikwad

    July 31, 2016 at 11:23 am

    dear sir,
    I have Shettale Plastic Sheet ,i don’t know about its subsidy.

  37. limesh manusmare

    August 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    please provide me details of shettale

  38. Ganesh

    September 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm


    I want to install pond liner of size 30 x 30x 7 mt for my shetatale.
    I just want rough estimation of liner cost (500 micron).
    Ganesh Kuyate

  39. Vishal jadhav

    October 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Sir mi 100*120*34 shettale kele ahe mala subshidi kshi milel

  40. Josy K Joseph

    October 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    We would like to get information regarding subsidy for a charitable organisation in khapri village, Murbad, Kalyan to construct a pond for agriculture.

  41. Mahale Narayan Ananda

    November 3, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Sir I have read lot of feed back but I would like to give the information regarding farm pod about government subsidy. I am interested to make farm pond in my Farm which is in Bhadgaon taluka in jalgaon district Pl give me details & contact number

  42. Santhosh

    December 10, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing useful information, good article keep writing

  43. Suraj Jha

    January 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I need 1000 rupees now.I payback You in 7 days. So please give me 1000 rupees

  44. Geetha

    February 3, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Please provide me loan of 5 lakhs i am physically 50 percent disabled earn 30000 per month please contact me immediately i am residing at bangalore

  45. Mahesh Sanase

    February 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Please i have a big problem i require 25 lakhs urgent . I pay in installment basis. Please i want urgent .

  46. rahul

    April 11, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Sir mala 60×60×10 che tale khodayche ahe Tyasathi kiti subsidi milel aani ti kashi milavaychi tyachi prosses kay te kiti divsat pass hoil aani tyachi kshamata kiti litre asel

  47. Vandana gade

    June 21, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I m facing a big problm can I get a loan of 3,00000 immeideately I wll pay by instalments

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