Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched on 1st July 2015 for implemented to expand the cultivated areas with assured irrigation, reduce wastage of water and improve water use efficiency. Launched with the motto of “Har Khet Ko Paani”, PMKSY not only focuses on creating sources for assured irrigation but also creates protective irrigation by harnessing rainwater at the micro level through “Jal Sanchay” and “Jal Sinchan”. Micro irrigation is also incentivized through subsidy to ensure “Per drop-More crop”.
Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
- Achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level (preparation of district level and, if required, sub-district level water use plans).
- Enhance the physical access to water on the farm and expand cultivable areas under assured irrigation (Har Khet Ko Pani).
- Integration of water source, distribution, and its efficient use, to make the 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.
- Enhance the adoption of precision – irrigation and other water-saving technologies (More Crop Per Drop).
- Enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce sustainable water conservation practices.
- Ensure the integrated development of rainfed areas using the watershed approach towards soil and water conservation, regeneration of groundwater, arresting runoff, providing livelihood options, and other NRM activities.
- Promote extension activities relating to water harvesting, water management, and crop alignment for farmers and grass root level field functionaries.
- Explore the feasibility of reusing treated municipal waste water for peri-urban agriculture.
Components of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
- Water Resource: Source augmentation, distribution, groundwater development, lift irrigation, diversion of water from water plenty to water-scarce areas, supplementing rainwater harvesting beyond IWMP, MGNREGA, repair, restoration, and renovation of traditional water bodies.
- Per Drop More Crop (Micro Irrigation): Installation of Micro Irrigation Systems (Drip & Sprinkler) in fields, extension activities, coordination & management.
- Watershed Development: Ridge area treatment, drainage line treatment, soil and moisture conservation, water harvesting structure, livelihood support activities, and other watershed works.
- Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme(AIBP): To focus on faster completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation
including National Projects.
- Har Khet ko Pani
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