Ministry/Department : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. State Agriculture Departments to be nodal agencies (Why? Since Agriculture is a State subject Schedule VII of Constitution)
- PMKSY is launched to provide convergence to existing schemes of water management and thus brining efficiency to the use of water in irrigation.
- PMKSY is launched to become “end-to-end” solution in irrigation.
- PMKSY was launched in July 2015 with overarching vision to ensure access to some means of protective irrigation for all agricultural farms in the country and to produce ‘per drop more crop’, thus bringing much desired rural prosperity.
- It was formulated by amalgamating earlier schemes viz.
- Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation;
- Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources; and
- On Farm Water Management (OFWM) component of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.
- It is implemented by Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development.
- It has outlay of Rs 50000 crore with implementation period of over five-year till April 2020.
- Decentralised state-level planning and execution, in order to allow States to draw up a District Irrigation Plan (DIP) and a State Irrigation Plan (SIP)
- Plans will integrate three components namely,
- water sources,
- distribution network and
- water use application of the district.
- All structures created under the schemes will be geotagged
- The state agriculture department would be the nodal agency for implementation of PMKSY projects
- PMKSY projects would be scrutinised by the State Level Project Screening Committee (SLPSC) and sanctioned by the State Level Sanctioning Committee, which is already set under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.
- A state will become eligible to access PMKSY funds only if it has prepared the district irrigation plans and state irrigation plans and sustained an increasing expenditure trend in irrigation sector in state plan
PMKSY funds would be given to states as 75% grant by the central government and the remaining 25% share is to be borne by the state government. For north-eastern region and hilly states, the funding pattern would be 90:10