Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

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Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Aadhaar cards being misused to create beneficiaries under Per Drop More Crop Scheme in Jharkhand state has been revealed.

About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana:

  • It was launched in 2015 to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country.
  • Objectives
    • Convergence of investment in irrigation at the field level
    • Expand cultivable area under irrigation
    • Improve On-farm water use efficiency to reduce the wastage of water
    • Enhance the adoption of being precise in irrigation and other water-saving technologies (more crop per drop)
  • It consists of two major components namely,
    • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)
    • 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 Ground Water (GW) Development component.
  • In addition, PMKSY also consists of two components
    • Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) component is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • The Watershed Development component (WDC) is being implemented by the Department of Land Resources


Q1) What is Irrigation?

Irrigation is the process of artificially supplying water to land or crops to assist in agricultural production or to maintain landscapes. It involves the controlled application of water to plants through various methods, such as sprinklers, drip irrigation, surface irrigation, or sub-surface irrigation.

Source: Express Investigation | Irrigation scheme unravels in Jharkhand: Aadhaar misused, funds claimed, farmers clueless