PMKSY (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governmet Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     27th October 2023        

Context: 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).

Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project

  • The project's goal is to build a dam close to Jamrani village, spanning the Gola River, a tributary of the Ram Ganga River, situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • A significant portion of the irrigation advantages from this project will extend to the adjacent state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • This initiative marks the seventh project to be incorporated into the PMKSY-AIBP list.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

  • Launched: In 2015
  • Sponsored by: It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, providing central grants to the State Governments for specific activities (90:10 for NE states & 75:25 for rest).
  • Nodal Ministry: Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
  • Objective: To improve the physical accessibility of water on agricultural lands, increase the cultivated areas with guaranteed irrigation,
  • Enhance efficiency in on-farm water usage, and promote the adoption of sustainable water conservation methods.


  • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP): To focus on faster completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation including National Projects.
  • Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP): It consists of four sub-components, being Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, and GroundWater (GW) Development component.
  • Per Drop More Crop: Programme management, preparation of State/District Irrigation Plan, approval of annual action plan, Monitoring etc.