The full form of PMKSY is Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. Launched on 1st July, 2015 with the motto of “Har Khet Ko Paani, PMKSY aims to expand the cultivated areas of India through assured irrigation, improved water use efficiency and reduction of water wastage. The initiative strives to harness rainwater for better irrigation.
Objectives of PMKSY
The primary objectives of PMKSY are:
Enhance accessibility of water in farm fields
Expand cultivable area with assured irrigation
Improve water usage efficiency
Ensure the integrated development of rainfed areas using the watershed approach towards soil conservation
Adopt more water-saving technologies
Functions of PMKSY
The functionalities of PMKSY include:
Improving water use efficiency – ‘More crop per drop’ – in a focused manner
Creating a holistic ecosystem to save water
Enable states to draw up a District Irrigation Plan (DIP) and a State Irrigation Plan (SIP)
PMKSY (full form – Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana) scheme also aims to attract investments in irrigation systems at the farm level, promote sustainable water use, create employment opportunities in rural areas, and ultimately contribute to doubling farmers’ income.
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