PMKSY - Har Khet Ko Paani (HKKP) – Ground Water (GW)

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana (PMKSY) was formulated with the vision of extending the coverage of irrigation ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ in a focused manner. The scheme of PMKSY was approved in 2015-16 has, inter-alia, a component of Ground Water for creating additional irrigation from ground water resources. Ground water component aims utilizing ground water for irrigation purpose in areas, where ground water is sufficiently available. Further, to enhance small and marginal farmer’s income in such areas by providing assured irrigation facility under the scheme. The scheme effectively launched in 2019-20 after revision of guidelines. ... Read more

The beneficiary under this scheme are small and marginal farmers only with priority to be given to SC/ST and Women farmers. Ground Water irrigation facility through Dug wells, Dug cum Bore wells, Tube wells and Bore wells etc. can be funded for schemes in areas other than Over Exploited(OE), Critical or Semi-Critical meeting the following criteria:
   •    Less than 60 per cent of the annual replenishable groundwater resources have been developed.
   •    Average annual rainfall of 750 mm or more to have availability of enough water for recharge;
   •    Shallow groundwater levels within range of 15m below ground level or less during pre-Monsoon period.

Ground water development for irrigation can be planned in such a way that after implementation of the project, stage of Ground Water extraction should not exceed 70% at any time. The Funding pattern is in the ratio of 90:10 (CA:SS) in case of NE/Hilly areas and 60:40 (CA:SS) in case of other areas.


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