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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Out of about 141 m.Ha of net area sown in the country, about 65 million hectare (or 45%) is presently covered under Agrimantra irrigation.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) is to ensure access to some Agrimantra means of protective irrigation to all agricultural farms in the country, to produce ‘per drop more crop’.

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Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana :-

Enhance the physical access of water on the farm and expand cultivable area under assured irrigation (Har Khet ko pani).

Integration of water source, distribution and its efficient use, to make best use of water through appropriate technologies and practices.

Improve on – farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage and increase availability both in duration and extent.

Implementations of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana :-

Krishi Sinchayee Yojana with an outlay of Rs.50,000 crores for a period of 5 years (2015-16 to 2019-20) is to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level.

PMKSY has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation; Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources; and On Farm Water Management (OFWM) component of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.

Provision has been made under PMKSY during 2015-16 for carrying out extension activities in the field with special focus on water harvesting, water management and crop alignment for farmers and grass root level field functionaries. @Agrimantra

Components of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

✔Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)

To focus on faster completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation including National Projects.

✔PMKSY (Har Khet ko Pani)

Creation of new water sources through Minor Irrigation (both surface and ground water)Repair, restoration and renovation of water bodies; strengthening carrying capacity of traditional water sources, construction rain water harvesting structures (Jal Sanchay).

✔PMKSY (Per Drop More Crop)

Programme management, preparation of State/District Irrigation Plan, approval of annual action plan, Monitoring etc.

Promoting efficient water conveyance and precision water application devices like drips, sprinklers, pivots, rain – guns in the farm (Jal Sinchan).

✔PMKSY (Watershed Development)

Effective management of runoff water and improved soil & moisture conservation activities such as ridge area treatment, drainage line 5 treatment, rain water harvesting, in – situ moisture conservation and other allied activities o n watershed basis.

Converging with MGNREGS for creation of water source to full potential in identified backward rainfed blocks including renovation of traditional water bodies.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

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