Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)
Prime Minister(s)Narendra Modi
MinistryJal shakti Mantralaya, ministry of rural development, ministry of agriculture
BudgetUS$379.8 Million Dollar(2600 Crore)

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (Hindi: प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना) is a national mission to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country.[1] The budget of 53 billion (US$640 million) in a time span of one year 2015-2016 has been allocated to this scheme.[2] The decision was taken on 1 July 2015 at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved with an outlay of 50000 crore for period of 5 years (2015-16 to 2019-20).[3]

Major objectives



The primary objectives of PMKSY are to attract investments in irrigation system at field level, develop and expand cultivable land in the country, enhance ranch water use in order to minimize wastage of water, enhance crop per drop by implementing water-saving technologies and precision irrigation. The plan additionally calls for bringing ministries, offices, organizations, research and financial institutions occupied with creation and recycling of water under one platform so that an exhaustive and holistic outlook of the whole water cycle is considered. The goal is to open the doors for optimal water budgeting in all sectors. Tagline for PMKSY is "more crop per drop".[5]

The Integrated Watershed Management programme was subsumed into the current PMKSY on 26 October 2015. The core implementation activities of IWMP were unchanged and were as per the Common Guidelines 2008 (Revised 2011) of IWMP. Convergence with other Central and State Government schemes, remains the top of the agenda for the programme towards optimal and judicious utilization of financial resources. Action has also been taken to undertake Natural Resources Management activities by utilizing labour component of MGNREGS and to undertake some of the Entry Point Activities in convergence with Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).[6]

Other agriculture schemes launched by Modi regime

Agriculture initiatives schemes launched by the Narendra Modi regime are:[7]

See also

Ladli Behna Yojana


  1. ^ V.K Puri and S.K. Mishra Himalya Publishing House Indian Economy 34th Edition 2016
  2. ^ "Govt approves Rs53,00 crore irrigation package to boost agriculture". 2 July 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ "कृषि विभग यूपी पंजीकरण - सरकारी पोर्टल पर पंजीकरण के कारण". पीएम योजना,केंद्रीय और राज्य सरकार योजनाओं, केंद्रीय मंत्रालयों और सरकारी विभागों पर समाचार प्राप्त करें (in Hindi). 5 November 2018. Archived from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana". Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  5. ^ "Centre to spend Rs 5,300 crore under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana", Daily News and Analysis
  6. ^ "Department of Land Resources - Schemes Implemented". 5 February 2019.
  7. ^ 10 important government schemes for agriculture sector, India today, 2019-08-30.