PMKSY approved for implementation across nation

PMKSY approved for implementation across nation

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New Delhi, Feb 4: PMKSY has been approved for implementation across the country with an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore during 2015-2016 to 2019-2020, the Government informed on Monday.

Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said, ''Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) is amalgamation of various schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP), PMKSY –Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP) including Command Area Development (CAD), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI) and Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies [Implemented by MoWR, RD & GR], PMKSY - Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) and PMKSY - Watershed Development.''

Further, during 2016-17, ninety-nine on-going major, medium irrigation projects under PMKSY-AIBP having ultimate irrigation potential of 76.03 lakh hectare and balance estimated cost of Rs 77,595 crore have been prioritised in consultation with States for completion in phases up to December, 2019 along with their Command Area Development & Water Management (CADWM) works.

Funding mechanism through NABARD has also been approved by the government for both Central and state share, he added. (UNI)