SRINAGAR: The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a meeting of the State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and reviewed the progress made under the scheme.
Administrative Secretaries of departments of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, Forest, Ecology & Environment, and Planning, Development & Monitoring, besides Principal Chief Conservator of Forest along with concerned Heads of Departments participated in the meeting.
At the outset, the Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare gave a detailed presentation highlighting the proposals in the annual action plan of PMKSY for 2021-22.
The Committee approved Rs. 437.46 crore annual action plan of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for the year 2021-22. The annual plan lays emphasis on various components under the scheme namely- Per Drop More Crop (PDMC), Har Khet Ko Paani (HKKP), Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) and Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP).
In the current financial year, the Department has proposed bringing 15,446 Ha additional areas under irrigation through construction of irrigation pump sets, bore wells, community water harvesting tanks, and drip and sprinkler irrigation. It will benefit 16,000 farm families and will increase production by 30% by saving 70%-90% water available for irrigation.
It was informed that under Har Khet Ko Paani component of the scheme two priority projects in Tral and Rajpora will be completed this year besides taking up construction of field channels and on-farm development works for bridging the irrigation gap.