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). For further allotment of funds, State Governments have identified the beneficiaries to be covered under the programme.
About PMKSY- PDMC:
The objective of PMKSY– PDMC is to enhance the use of water effectively at farm level through Micro Irrigation technologies viz. Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems. Drip micro irrigation technique not only helps in water saving but also in reducing fertilizer usage, labour expenses and other input costs.
- For Micro Irrigation Fund a corpus of 5000 crore has been created with NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development). So far, the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have been allocated Rs. 616.14 crore and for Rs.478.79 crore, respectively for micro irrigation through NABARD.
- The area covered under these projects is 1.021 lakh ha. in Andhra Pradesh and 1.76 lakh hectares (ha) in Tamil Nadu.
- During the last five years (2015-16 to 2019-20), an area of 46.96 lakh ha. has been covered under Micro Irrigation through PMKSY-PDMC.
This scheme was formulated on July 1, 2015 with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore in five years for extending the water coverage for irrigation under focusing “Har Khet ko pani” and improving water use efficiency aiming at “More crop per drop”.
- It has been formed after the amalgamation of Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources (DoLR) and the On Farm Water Management (OFWM) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC).
Secretary– Sanjay Agarwal
Headquarter– New Delhi