Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchan Yojana (PMKSY) has been launched by Government of India converging all the schemes running in various Ministries to create and upgrade the facilities to provide irrigation water to all fields in efficient manner. The main objectives of the scheme are to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, enhance the physical access of water on the farm and expand cultivable area under assured irrigation for providing ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’. It is based on District Irrigation Plan and State Irrigation Plan to be prepared by respective State Governments for providing water to each irrigation field and More Crop Per Drop. The scheme has been formulated for the year 2015-16 to 2019-20 with a combined outlay of central share as Rs 50000 crore.
My Ministry has prioritized 46 projects targeted to be completed by providing adequate funds to these projects.
Out of these 46 projects, 23 priority projects has been shortlisted for completing by March 2017 alongwith their command area development and water management projects. The efforts will be made to convert remaining areas of distribution network through piped system and remaining command area through micro irrigation wherever feasible. Looking at the importance of the development and utilization of irrigation potential adequate funds of Rs.2800 crore has been provided to MoWR, RD & GR beyond already allocated funds under PMKSY.
For overall socio economic development of these areas, the 23 projects will be taken up in mission mode with active participation of States for holistic development, crop diversification, water use efficiency, capacity building of water user associations, active participation of water user associations in maintaining the assets created for distribution networks. The regional offices of MoWR will take active part in achieving the above targets and appropriate capacity building of these officials of regional offices will be undertaken in a big way.
In the second phase, alongwith these 23 projects, remaining 23 projects are also being taken up for completion in the similar manner. These projects will have to complete the command area through micro irrigation wherever feasible alongwith CAD&WM. On completion of these two activities only the project will be treated as complete. As the fund requirement is large, innovative funding pattern is being considered the loan component of which will be borne by State Governments and budgetary support to both MoWR, RD & GR alongwith State Government will be utilized for achieving the above target. For these projects also extensive monitoring will be carried out through regional offices of MoWR.