Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) 2021 Objectives, Components at pmksy.gov.in Portal

No other industry is as reliant on the weather and its fluctuations, as much as agriculture happens to be. And agriculture is the primary source of the Indian economy. With irregular climate, farmers and their efforts end up in vain and that leads to humongous financial setbacks to an already financially stressed farmer. In order to bring some respite to the farmer, the Central government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana is a welfare scheme for farmers to get maximum yield from the use of less water. The government has announced this package for drip irrigation to farmers.

About the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana has been launched to help farmers optimise their yields by frugal usage of resources at their disposal. This is so that they are not worried about the overconsumption of resources only to find a poor yield and feel disheartened in the end.

The Pradhan Mantri Sinchai Yojana is being implemented to essentially expand the cultivated areas with assured irrigation, reduce the wastage of water and improve water usage efficiency.

The Objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai yojana

The PMKSY’s focus is not only on creating sources for assured irrigation. It is also on creating an ecosystem of protective irrigation by harnessing rainwater at a micro-level. This can be achieved through the “Jal Sinchai” and “Jal Sinchan” yojanas. To bring in further efficiency of the scheme, micro-irrigation is also incentivised through subsidy to ensure the goal: “Per drop-more acre”.

Other objectives behind the implementation of the scheme are:

  • The convergence of investment in irrigation at the grass root level.
  • To expand cultivable area under irrigation.
  • Improve the on-farm water use efficiency to reduce the wastage of water.
  • To enhance the adoption of being precise in irrigation and other water saving technologies that work towards the “more crop per drop” goal.

Documents needed to  avail the benefits of the scheme

In order to avail the benefits of the scheme, the following documents would be needed from a farmer:

  • Applicant’s aadhar card
  • Identity card
  • Housing certificate
  • Farm papers
  • Bank account passbook
  • Functional Mobile number
  • Passport size photos

Eligibility criteria

  • The farmer of any category can apply to avail the benefits of the scheme.
  • It is mandatory for all applicant farmers to have their own agricultural land.
  • In this scheme, the members of Self Help Groups (SHGs), trusts, cooperative societies, incorporated companies, producer farmer’s groups are eligible to benefit from the scheme by registering.
  • Farmers who have been cultivating the land under the lease agreement for the last seven years will also be able to take advantage of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai yojana.
  • Only citizens residing in India are eligible to take advantage of this Prime Minister Agricultural Irrigation scheme.

Summing it up

Through the implementation of the scheme, farmers can be helped out with irrigation facilities and they would not have to worry so much about irrigation. With the government taking an active part in the proceedings of the activity, the yield is sure to get better for the farmers.

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Prime minister-launched schemes in India

Over the years of Indian Politics, many prime ministers have implemented schemes and welfare initiatives. These schemes are mainly funded by the central government of India and also by the state governments. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, and Narendra Modi have worked for the betterment of society.

One unique aspect of the schemes is their catchy names, such as Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Mission. The names have much more attention from masses. The government of India under the influence of prime ministers has doubled many of its flagship schemes and programs. Recently, on May 31, 2019, the government declared to extend PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. The scheme was originally available to only some categories of farmers; it has now been made available to all farmers in the country. Under this scheme, farmers are annually paid Rs. 6,000 in three installments. Over 145 million people would be benefitted from this. Launched by September 2018, PM Jan Arogya Yojana would be targeting 107 million people. New Jal Shakti Ministry has been announced with the aim of availing piped water to all Indian families by 2024. Schemes have also been launched for better skill-training activities and entrepreneurship, such as Skill India Mission and Make in India Mission. The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was launched in 2005 for social security purposes, promising livelihood and employment to rural areas.

There are many pension-related schemes for our country’s farmers, traders, and entrepreneurs. Startup India is one of the flagship initiatives launched for strengthening startup culture and professional ecosystem. While prime ministers-launched schemes have done the best to fix agricultural crisis, employment and investment are expected to be next on the government’s agenda.