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CS approves Annual Action Plan of PMKSY for 2021-22

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Srinagar: Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta Thursday chaired a meeting of State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and reviewed 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 Forests 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, an official press release informed.

It said the Committee approved Rs 437.46 crore annual action plan of PMKSY 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 of 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 percent by saving 70-90 percent water available for irrigation, the press release said.

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.

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