PMKSY-HKKP-Ground Water

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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. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister has accorded approval of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in its meeting held on 1st July, 2015.

DA&FW is implementing Per Drop More Crop scheme which is operational from 2015-16 in the Country. The Per Drop More Crop scheme mainly focuses on water use efficiency at farm level through Micro Irrigation (Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation System). PDMC is being implemented under RKVY from 2022-23.

Operational guidelines for Ground Water component were issued by the Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti vide OM No. P-15011/24/2016-SPR/2037-2105 dated July 2016. However, keeping in view of various requirements to implement the scheme and feedback received from State Governments, guidelines have been revised on 8.11.2018 and 28.05.2019. The scheme effectively launched in 2019-20 after revision of guidelines. 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.

Funding pattern under the scheme is in the ratio of 90: 10 (C:S) in case of NE/Hilly areas and 60:40 (C:S) in case of other areas. 2 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 guidelines outline measures to prevent over-exploitation and facilitate recharge to ground water. Suitable recharge measures are to be taken up under NRM component of MGNREGS or any other recharge scheme in the target area of the present scheme to provide sustainability to ground water. State/UT Government are supposed to ensure that micro-irrigation practices are implemented in at least 30% of the proposed irrigated area in convergence with relevant scheme(s) of Central/State/UT Governments. However, there is no provision of funding for micro irrigation.

The SoP describes mainly about the role and responsibility for monitoring of proposals under PMKSY-HKKP-GW scheme at CGWB Regional Directorate level and PMKSY Cell, CGWB, CHQ Faridabad level. The SoP for the monitoring of PMKSY-HKKP-Gound water scheme is given below in the link:

SOP for Monitoring of PMKSY-HKKP-Ground Water Scheme

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