Union Minister of State (MoS) for Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal Kataria launched a Mobile Application for Geo Tagging of components of projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (PMKSY-AIBP).
The Ministry of Jal Shakti has developed the mobile application with the help of Bhaskaracharya National Institute of Space Applications & Geo-informatics (BISAG-N).
Officials from the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Central Water Commission and BISAG-N attended the virtual event.
i.The application has been launched for realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of “Doubling the Farmers Income”.
ii.The app can be used by monitoring teams or project authorities to capture images of project components for capturing details such as location, type of canal/structure, and completion status.
iii.The mobile app can be used both in online & offline mode based on networking availability in the region.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (PMKSY-AIBP):
i.PMKSY is a scheme aimed to expand cultivable areas under irrigation and improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water.
ii.To improve water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water and enhance adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies (More Crop Per Drop).
Recent Related News:
i.June 10, 2020, The Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has allocated Rs. 4000 cr to the state governments for the year 2020-21 for implementing Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY- PDMC).
About Ministry of Jal Shakti:
Union Minister– Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (Constituency- Jodhpur, Rajasthan)
Minister of State– Rattan Lal Kataria (Constituency- Ambala, haryana)