Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched on 1st July, 2015 with the objective to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation sector at field level. The scheme aims at providing end-to-end solutions in irrigation supply chain, viz. water sources, distribution network and farm level applications. PMKSY not only focuses on creating water sources for assured irrigation, but it is also creating protective irrigation by harnessing rain water at micro level through ‘Jal Sanchay’ and ‘Jal Sinchan’. Micro irrigation is an integral component of the scheme to maximize water use efficiency at farm level. The overreaching vision of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) will be to ensure access to some means of protective irrigation to all agricultural farms in the country, to produce ‘per drop more crop’, thus bringing much desired rural prosperity.

PMKSY (Per Drop More Crop) focus on micro level storage structures, efficient water conveyance & application, precision irrigation systems, topping up of input cost beyond MGNREGA permissible limits, secondary storage, water lifting devices, extension activities, coordination & management - being implemented by DAC&FW. The pattern of assistance payable to the beneficiary under the micro irrigation scheme is in the ratio of 90:10 (90% by central government and 10% by the State Government. The main objectives of Per Drop More Crop (Micro Irrigation) are as follows:

  1. Increase the area under micro irrigation technologies to enhance water use efficiency in the country.
  2. Increase productivity of crops and income of farmers through precision water management.
  3. Promote micro irrigation technologies in water intensive/consuming crops and give adequate focus to extend coverage of field crops under micro irrigation technologies.
  4. Make potential use of micro irrigation systems for promoting fertigation.
  5. Promote micro irrigation technologies in water scarce, water stressed areas
  6. Link tube-well / river-lift irrigation projects with micro irrigation technologies for best use of energy both for lifting and pressurized irrigation as far as possible.
  7. Establish convergence and synergy with activities of on-going programmes and schemes, particularly with created water source for its potential use, integration of solar energy for pressurized irrigation etc.
  8. Promote, develop and disseminate micro irrigation technology for horticulture development with modern scientific knowledge.
  9. Create employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youths.

An amount of Rs.300 Lakhs has been tentatively allocated by the Government of India as a central share for implementation of Micro irrigation in the state under Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) during 2017-18. For the year 2017-18, the proposal for the amount of Rs. 300.00 Lakhs is under process and sanction from Government of India is awaited.