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:
- Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project
- 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.
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