Posted on Jan 28, 2022
By Mayur shukla
Published in News
The cabinet has given it's approval to extend its umbrella scheme for irrigation, water supply, ground water supply and watershed development project for another five year.
Less than half of the identified irrigation projects have been completed since the scheme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana ( PMKSY) began in 2015.
The extension of PMKSY till 2026 will cost ₹ 93068 crore, benefit 22 lakh farmers and fund dams critical for water supply to Delhi and five other states in the upper Yamuna basin.
In 2015-16 , 99 projects were identified which were completed more than 50% but had been pending for years. Of the 99 projects, 46 have been completed.
PMKSY is a centrally sponsored scheme launched in 2015. Centre state will be 75:25 percent. In the case of the North eastern region on hilly states, it will be 90:10 .
It's objectives are :-
Convergence of investment in irrigation at the field level.
To expand the cultivable area under assured irrigation.
To improve on farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water.
To enhance the adoption of precision irrigation and other water saving technologies.
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