Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (Hindi: प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना) is a national mission
to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country.
The budget of ₹53 billion (US$740 million) in a time span of one year 2015-2016 has been
allocated to this scheme.
The decision was taken on 1 July 2015 at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic
Affairs (CCEA), which in turn was headed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The scheme
has been approved with an outlay of 50000 crore for period of 5 years(2015-16 to 2019-20).
Convergence of investment in irrigation at the field level
Expand cultivable area under irrigation (हर खेत को पानी)
Improve On-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water
Enhance the adoption of being precise in irrigation and other water saving technologies (more
crop per drop)
The primary objectives of PMKSY are to attract investments in irrigation system at field level,
develop and expand cultivable land in the country, enhance ranch water use in order to minimize
wastage of water, enhance crop per drop by implementing water-saving technologies and
The plan additionally calls for bringing ministries, offices, organizations, research and financial
institutions occupied with creation and recycling of water under one platform so that an
exhaustive and holistic outlook of the whole water cycle is considered.
The goal is to open the doors for optimal water budgeting in all sectors. Tagline for PMKSY is
more crop per drop.
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