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Cabinet approves implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) for 2021-26


The main objective of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) the fund shall be to facilitate the States in mobilising the resources for expanding coverage of Micro Irrigation by taking up special and innovative projects and also for incentivising micro irrigation beyond the provisions available under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)-PDMC to encourage farmers to install micro irrigation systems

Key highlights

  • Outlay of Rs. 93,068 crore, including Rs.37,454 crore central assistance to States
  • Benefit to about 22 lakh farmers, including 2.5 lakh SC and 2 lakh ST farmers90% grant to two National Projects- Renukaji (Himachal Pradesh) andLakhwar (Uttarakhand) -critical for water supply to Delhi and also to other participating States (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, UP, Haryana and Rajasthan) and for rejuvenation of river Yamuna
  • Additional irrigation potential of 13.88 lakh hectare under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)New projects included under AIBP Focused completion of 60 ongoing projects30.23 lakh hectare of command area development works
  • Under ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’, 4.5 lakh hectare irrigation through surface minor irrigation and rejuvenation of water bodies, and 1.52 lakh hectare ground water irrigation in suitable blocks
  • Completion of watershed projects covering 49.5 lakh hectare rainfed/degraded lands to bring additional 2.5 lakh hectar
  • Central funding of 90% of water component for two national projects, namely Renukaji Dam Project (Himachal Pradesh) and Lakhwar Multipurpose Project (Uttarakhand) has been provisioned.
  • The two projects would provide beginning of storage in Yamuna basin benefitting six states of upper Yamuna basin, augmenting water supply to Delhi as well Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, UP, Haryana, and Rajasthan and a major step towards rejuvenation of Yamuna.

Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP) aims for enhancement of physical access on the farm and expansion of cultivable area under assured irrigation.

Under HKKP, surface minor irrigation and repair-renovation-restoration of water bodies component of PMKSY is targeted to provide additional 4.5 lakh hectare irrigation.

 In view of importance of rejuvenation of water bodies, the Cabinet has approved a paradigm shift in funding of their rejuvenation in both urban and rural areas, with significant expansion of their inclusion criteria, and enhancement of central assistance from 25% to 60% in general area.

Further, Ground Water component of HKKP, approved provisionally for 2021-22, targets creation of irrigation potential of 1.52 lakh hectare.

Watershed Development component focuses on development of rainfed areas towards soil and water conservation, regeneration of ground water, arresting runoff and promoting extension activities related to water harvesting and management.

The approved Watershed Development component of Department of Land Resources envisages completion of sanctioned projects covering 49.5 lakh hectare rainfed/ degraded lands to bring additional 2.5 lakh hectare under protective irrigation, during 2021-26.

A specific provision for development of springsheds has been included in the program.

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