Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

Water conservation is one of the primary concerns in many states of India. The Government of India is taking extremely diligent steps towards the same. One such step is the formation of the scheme "Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana" (PMKSY) .The vision of the scheme is to increase the areas to which water supply is made.

This move is for better irrigation and proper management (efficient utilization of available resources) of water. The motto behind the program is - 'Har Khet ko Pani' and to efficiently use water meaning 'More Crop Per Drop' in a much focused way.

With complete planned moves, the water management can be done through proper distribution, application of corrective measures, complete solution on source creation and other extension activities.

A meeting was held on 1st July 2015 for the same by the 'Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs' and it was chaired by the Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. PMKSY has been given a green signal in this meeting.

PMKSY- Blend of multiple schemes

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana is a blend of below mentioned schemes:-

  • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)- this became Part of Ministry of Water Resources
  • River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation also known as MoWR, RD & GR.
  • On Farm Water Management (OFWM)- which is now a Part of Department of Agriculture and CO-operation (DAC)
  • Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)- being a Part of Department of Land Resources (DoLR)

Funds allocated by the GOI

For the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana scheme, GOI has released fund of Rs. 50,000 crore for five years. For the financial year 2015-16, amount of Rs. 5300 crore has been reserved and the amount is divided as follows:

  • DAC is given at least Rs. 1800 crore
  • DoLR is assigned Rs. 1500 crore
  • MoWR- Rs. 2000 crore, which is divided over Rs. 1000 crore for PMKSY and another Rs. 1000 crore for AIBP

Different committees are formed for the successful implementation of this scheme. These include national, state and district level committees to benefit the country as a whole.