The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sanchayee Yojana (PMKSY) started in 2015 has three main components namely the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Har Khet ko Paani (HKKP) and Watershed Development.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved extension of all three components of the umbrella scheme of 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna' till 2025-26 which among things will fund construction of dams such as Renukaji and Lahkwar that in turn will significantly improve water supply to capital Delhi and its adjoining areas.
The extension has been approved with an outlay of Rs 93,068 crore of which Rs 37,454 crore will be central assistance to states.
The scheme’s extension according to an official statement would benefit about 22 lakh farmers, including 2.5 lakh scheduled caste and two lakh scheduled tribe farmers.
First Published: Dec 15 2021 | 7:33 PM IST