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About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 'PMKSY' Details, Features, Objectives



About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 'PMKSY' Details, Features, Objectives

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 'PMKSY' was launched in July 2015 under the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi regime.

PMSKY was launched with an overarching vision to ensure access to some means of protective irrigation for all agricultural farms in the country and to produce ‘per drop more crop’, thus bringing much desired rural prosperity.

PMSKY was formulated by amalgamating earlier schemes viz. AIBP, Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) and On-Farm Water Management (OFWM) component of the National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).

PMSKY is implemented by Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development.

PMSKY has an outlay of Rs 50000 crore with the implementation period of over five-year till April 2020.

Objectives of PMKSY

Achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level.

Expand cultivable area under assured irrigation (har khet ko pani).

Enhance adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies (More crop per drop).

Improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water.

Enhance recharge of aquifers.

Introduce sustainable water conservation practices.


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