Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana Online Application – PMKSY District Irrigation Plan

By | October 2, 2017

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana Online Form – PMKSY District Irrigation Plan

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) online application form: India has made good progress in the industrial sector, but its agrarian sector lacks the luster. Though India has about 142 million of cultivable land, only 45% of it has got irrigation facility.

Krishi Sinchai Yojana

The remaining land is dependent on rain for its water needs. Uncertain or irregular rain leads to crop failure and farmers make the loss. To deal with the grave situation, Pradhan Mantri has launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.


Details about Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, PMKSY is a national mission aimed at improved agricultural productivity and better utilization of resources. PMKSY focuses on better irrigation facility at field level, development of cultivable land, enhance ranch water use, implement water-saving technologies, recycling of water etc. PMKSY is targeted at micro-irrigation and end-to-end irrigation projects as well as fixing of poorly executed earlier irrigation projects. With the launching of the plan, the government hopes to provide artificial irrigation facility to 6 lakh and drip irrigation to 5 lakh of arable land.

Implementation of PMKSY

The Krishi Sinchai Yojana has an outlay of ₹500 billion for a period of 5 years for the time period 2015-16 to 2019-20. The Yojana has been formulated and implemented in an area development approach. The plan has adopted decentralized state-level planning and project execution. The states can devise irrigation development plans based on district/blocks irrigation plans. All the States and Union territories are covered under this plan.

The National Steering Committee (NSC) headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister provides guidelines and policy direction for the framework of the programme. National Executive Committee (NEC) headed by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog will work towards implementation of the programme. The year 2015-16 mainly was focused on water harvesting, water management, and crop alignment.

PMKSY also has set apart Rs 200 crore for promotion of National Agricultural Market, NAM. It will help farmers sell their agriculture product directly to the market and get the better price. The Government also has the plan to fuse budget for PMKSY with the material component of its scheme MGNREGA.

Water Conservation under PMKSY

Though the primary objective of PMKSY is to provide artificial irrigation to 100% arable land, the government with the motto of ‘More Crop per Drop’ also focuses on water conservation by optimization of water resources and sustainable water preservation. It emphasizes water recycling which is quite expensive and the government has invoked private investment as financial aid for this mission.

Implications of PMKSY

Better irrigation facilities lead to improved agricultural production. It has positive implications on multiple levels. It will not only improve economic conditions of farmers but also helps check the price of food grain and reduce inflation. Surplus production can be exported and it will bring foreign capital influx to the country.

With improved agriculture production, other industries which rely on raw materials from agriculture will also seek growth. Increase in agriculture will reduce imports and the money can be used for some other good cause such as better infrastructure development, the welfare of the people etc.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana holds lots of promises for better India. If implemented properly, the motto of ‘Har Khet ko Pani’ will be a step forward to ‘Har Kisan ko Achcha Future’!

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