New Delhi: Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY Scheme) was launched during the year 2015-16, with an aim to enhance physical access of water on farm and expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency, introduce sustainable water conservation practices, etc.
PMKSY Scheme is consisting of two major components being implemented by this Ministry, namely, Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP), and Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP). HKKP, in turn, consists of four sub-components: Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, and Ground Water (GW) Development. CAD&WM sub-component of HKKP is being implemented pari-passu with AIBP.
In addition, PMKSY consists of two components being implemented by other Ministries. Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) component, implemented by Department of Agriculture, and Farmers Welfare, was a part of PMKSY from the inception of PMKSY in 2015, till December, 2021. Thereafter, it is being implemented by Department of Agriculture, and Farmers Welfare as a part of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, and is no more a part of PMKSY. Further, Watershed Development component (WDC) of PMKSY is being implemented by Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development.
One of the projects from Uttar Pradesh included under PMKSY-AIBP, namely Saryu Nahar pariyojna, benefits Siddhartha Nagar district. Central assistance of Rs. 358.21 crore has been released to the project during 2020-21 to 2021-22, and an additional irrigation potential of 17.78 thousand hectare has been created by this project during this period.
Similarly, one of the projects from Maharashtra included under PMKSY-AIBP, namely, Nandur Madhmeshwar Phase-II project, benefits Aurangabad district. This project was completed in June, 2018.
New projects or schemes can be taken up under AIBP, SMI, RRR and WDC components/sub-components of PMKSY subject to their meeting the eligibility criteria and availability of funds.
Implementation of schemes for increasing cultivation area of land for the benefit of the farmers, lies in the domain of the State Government concerned. However, Government of India promotes, and provides technical assistance, as well as partial financial assistance under its ongoing schemes for the identified irrigation projects.
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