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Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project


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).


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Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project
  2. Key Facts about Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project:

  • The Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project involves the construction of a dam near Jamrani village, spanning the Gola River, which is a tributary of the Ram Ganga River. This project is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • Notably, a significant portion of the irrigation benefits generated by this project will extend to the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • This project is the seventh one to be included in the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP) list.

Key Facts about Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY):

Launched in the fiscal year 2015-16, PMKSY is aimed at improving physical access to water resources on farms, expanding cultivable areas with assured irrigation, enhancing on-farm water use efficiency, and promoting sustainable water conservation practices.

Nodal Ministry:

PMKSY is overseen by the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

Components of PMKSY:
  • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP): Focuses on expediting the completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation projects, including National Projects.
  • Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP): Comprises four sub-components, namely Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, and Ground Water (GW) Development.
Other Components of PMKSY:
  • Per Drop More Crop (PDMC): Implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Watershed Development Component (WDC): Implemented by the Department of Land Resources.

-Source: The Hindu

December 2023