Water or irrigation is the most essential part of agriculture which decides the yield of crops or moreover the whole livelihood of the farmer. If farmers want to produce better crops, it is very important to irrigate the fields. Due to the shortage of water, the crop gets damaged in the field along with the investment and hard work of the farmer. Keeping this thing in mind, the Prime Minister has launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana in 2015 to solve all the irrigation problems of farmers.
What is Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana?
This scheme will provide water facility to farmers for irrigation of fields. Under this, irrigation equipment will be made available to the farmers on subsidy. This will result in less water, less labour and less cost for irrigation of fields. Overall, this scheme helps farmers in arranging irrigation. The benefit of this scheme will be given to the members of Self Help Group, Trust, Cooperative Society, Incorporated Companies, Production Farmers Group and other eligible institutions.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) has been formulated with the vision of extending the coverage of irrigation ‘Har Khet ko Pani’ and improving water use efficiency ‘More crop per drop’ in a focused manner with end to end solution on source creation, distribution, management, field application and extension activities.
75% Subsidy under PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
For this scheme, the central government has earmarked Rs 50 thousand crores. It is believed that under this scheme, 75 per cent subsidy will be made available to farmers by the central government on irrigation equipment. 25 per cent of its spending will be given by the state government.
PM More Crop per Drop plan 2020
PM More Crop per Drop plan 2020 Scheme will be implemented under PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. Through this, the cultivated areas of the country will be expanded in 5 years. This scheme will provide water everywhere in the country. This will boost crop production. This will enable more crop water management system to be managed under every crop plan.
The objective of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 2020
Save water in irrigation of fields.
Farmers have to be saved from losses in agriculture.
The use of water in the fields has to be promoted properly.
Use of modern technology in irrigation.
Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 2020
Farmers will get a water system to irrigate the fields.
The government gets subsidy on irrigation equipment.
This scheme will be extended to the land which will be the sum of agriculture.
Agriculture will be expanded through this scheme.
The country’s economy will improve.
The standard of living of the farmers will improve. 75 per cent subsidy will be given by the central government.
25 per cent of its spending will be given by the state government.
Under this scheme, farmers also get the benefit of irrigation schemes like a drip, sprinkler. The use of new equipment will save 40 to 50 per cent of water.
The production and quality of the crop will increase by 35 to 40 per cent.
How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 2020
It is being told that applications will be sought from farmers soon for this scheme. To take advantage of this, farmers have to apply through the website of the agriculture department of their state. If the farmer needs some other information related to this scheme, he can get it by visiting its official portal https://pmksy.gov.in/. Every information related to Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
SOURCE: Krishi Jagran