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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)  

16th December, 2021 Economy


  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) for 2021-26 with an outlay of Rs.93,068 crore.



  • 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.

Key Features:

  • It has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes viz.
    • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation;
    • Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources; and
    • On Farm Water Management (OFWM) component of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
  • All the States and Union Territories including North Eastern States are covered under the programme.
  • Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF): Under this scheme, government has approved a dedicated Rs5, 000 crores fund with NABARD to bring more land area under micro-irrigation as part of its objective to boost agriculture production and farmers income.

Programme components:

  • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP): To focus on faster completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation including National Projects.
  • PMKSY (Har Khet ko Pani): Creation of new water sources through Minor Irrigation (both surface and ground water)Repair, restoration and renovation of water bodies; construction rain water harvesting structures (Jal Sanchay); Creating and rejuvenating traditional water storage systems like Jal Mandir (Gujarat); Khatri, Kuhl (H.P.); Zabo (Nagaland); Eri, Ooranis (T.N.); Dongs (Assam); Katas, Bandhas (Odisha and M.P.) etc. at feasible locations.
  • PMKSY (Per Drop More Crop):Promoting efficient water conveyance and precision water application devices like drips, sprinklers, pivots, rain - guns in the farm (Jal Sinchan). Construction of micro irrigation structures to supplement source creation activities including tube wells and dug wells.
  • PMKSY (Watershed Development): Effective management of runoff water and improved soil & moisture conservation activities such as ridge area treatment, drainage line treatment, rain water harvesting.