Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC) scheme is operational in the country from 2015-16: Narendra Singh Tomar

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)
1 Andhra Pradesh 1072.00 322349
2 Bihar 27.91 6166
3 Chhattisgarh 120.54 65251
4 Goa 1.70 417
5 Gujarat 825.50 349756
6 Haryana 142.21 45567
7 Himachal Pra. 64.00 5046
8 Jharkhand 74.97 11876
9 J&K 44.80 1090
10 Karnataka 1182.03 806622
11 Kerala 9.00 1937
12 Madhya Pradesh 359.56 67509
13 Maharashtra 985.00 380934
14 Odisha 115.00 32171
15 Punjab 9.00 2191
16 Rajasthan 443.48 181746
17 Tamil Nadu 1278.00 650086
18 Telangana 122.00 56237
19 Uttarakhand 125.00 15174.41
20 Uttar Pradesh 387.88 170143
21 West Bengal 121.00 50015
22 Arun. Pradesh 55.50 6898
23 Assam 72.00 17674
24 Manipur 107.50 8609
25 Meghalaya 27.00
26 Mizoram 80.80 2867
27 Nagaland 118.00 4350
28 Sikkim 121.98 5524
29 Tripura 46.20
30 Ladakh 2.40
  Grand Total 8141.96 3268205

 

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.