Modi mitigates farmers’ woes, irrigation to all villages soon
by PTI Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Meanwhile, the sources said, “The Agriculture Ministry’s proposal on PMKSY has been approved in the cabinet meeting today.” The new scheme assumes importance as 65 per cent of the total 142 million hectare of cultivable farm land in the country is still not covered by irrigation.
According to sources, the PMKSY aims to ensure access to some means of protective irrigation to all agricultural farms in the country, to produce ‘per drop more crop’, thus bringing much desired rural prosperity.
The scheme, with a budget allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for this fiscal, proposes to provide flexibility and autonomy to states in the process of planning and executing projects for ensuring water to every farm.
It would also ensure that district and state irrigation plans get prepared on the basis of agro-climatic conditions and sources of availability of water in that region.
Next page: Know how PMKSY will herald in good days for farmers