Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)
Country India
Prime Minister(s) Narendra Modi
Ministry Ministry of water resources, ministry of rural development , ministry of agriculture
Budget US$379.8 Million Dollar(2600 Crore)
Status Active

'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana' KRISHI MEANS FARMING AND SINCHAI MEANS IRRIGATION. (PMKSY)(Hindi: प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना) is a national mission to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country. The budget of 53 billion (US$770 million) in a time span of one year 2015-2016 has been allocated to this scheme.[2] The decision was taken on 1 July 2015 at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which in turn was headed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The scheme has been approved with an outlay of 50000 crore for period of 5 years(2015-16 to 2019-20) . Major objectives of PMKSY are to achieve : 1. Convergence of investment in irrigation at the field level. 2. Expand cultivable area under irrigation (हर खेत को पानी). 3. Improve On-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water . 4. Enhance the adoption of preciso in irrigation and other water saving technologies(more crop per drop). 5. Enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce sustainable water conservation practice.


The primary objectives of PMKSY are to attract investments in irrigation system at field level, develop and expand cultivable land in the country, enhance ranch water use in order to minimize wastage of water, enhance crop per drop by implementing water-saving technologies and precision irrigation. The plan additionally calls for bringing ministries, offices, organizations, research and financial institutions occupied with creation and recycling of water under one platform so that an exhaustive and holistic outlook of the whole water cycle is considered. The goal is to open the doors for optimal water budgeting in all sectors.Tagline for PMKSY is "more crop per drop".[3]


  1. ^ V.K Puri ans S.K. Mishra Himalya Publishing House Indian Economy 34th Edition 2016
  2. ^ "Govt approves Rs53,00 crore irrigation package to boost agriculture". Retrieved 2015-11-17.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Centre to spend Rs 5,300 crore under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana", Daily News and Analysis