New Delhi : The Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC) scheme is operational in the country from 2015-16 which focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at farm level through Micro Irrigation (MI). Total area of 59.37 lakh ha has been covered under Micro Irrigation in the country under PMKSY-PDMC from 2015-16 to till date.
During the last three years, Central assistance of Rs. 8141.96 crore was released to States and an area of 32.68 lakh ha covered under Micro Irrigation through the scheme.
The PMKSY- PDMC is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and the funds under the scheme is shared between Central Government and State Government in the ratio of 60:40 for all States except the North Eastern and Himalayan states wherein sharing pattern is 90:10. In case of Union Territories, funding pattern is 100% grant by the Central Government. The Central Assistance to States under the scheme is provided based on their Annual Action Plan approved by the State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary. Besides, Operational Guidelines of the scheme has been issued to support the States and farmers on various aspects for effective implementation of the scheme.
With the objective of facilitating the States in mobilising resources for expanding coverage of micro irrigation, a Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) with corpus of Rs. 5000 crore was created with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) during 2018-19. The States are encouraged to access MIF for innovative projects / additional incentive to farmers for installation of Micro Irrigation systems by interest subvention of 3% than the cost of funds mobilized by NABRAD from the market. So far, projects with loans under MIF amounting to Rs. 3970.17 Crore have been approved for 12.81 lakh ha of Micro Irrigation area.
To continue the efforts, during the current year, a Budget Announcement was made to double the initial corpus of MIF from Rs. 5,000 crores to Rs. 10,000 crore.
Central Assistance released and area covered under Micro Irrigation under PMKSY- PDMC during last three years
|S. No.||State||Central Assistance released
(Rs. in Crore)
|Area covered under Micro Irrigation (Ha)|
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.