Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project

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Recently, the government of India approved the inclusion of the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP).

About Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project

  • The project envisages the construction of a dam near Jamrani village across river Gola, a tributary of river RamGanga, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • A substantial part of irrigation benefits of the project would flow to the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • This project is the seventh project to be included in the PMKSY-AIBP list.

Key facts about Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

  • It was launched during 2015-16.
  • Aim: To enhance physical access to water on farms, expand cultivable areas under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency, and introduce sustainable water conservation practices.
  • Components
    • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP): To focus on faster completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation including National Projects.
    • Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP): It consists of four sub-components, being Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, and GroundWater (GW) Development component.
  • Other components
    • Per Drop More Crop (PDMC): It is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • The Watershed Development component (WDC): It is being implemented by the Department of Land Resources
  • Nodal Ministry: Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

Q1) What is Watershed development?

It refers to a comprehensive approach aimed at managing and conserving the natural resources within a specific geographic area known as a watershed. Its strategies focus on sustainable land use, soil and water conservation, and the integrated management of various resources within the watershed.

Source: Govt approves inclusion of Jamrani Dam under PMKSY-AIBP