The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched on 1st July, 2015 with the major objective of achieving convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water, enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies is re-christened as Per Drop More Crop (PDMC)
PMKSY has been conceived amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources (DoLR) the On Farm Water Management (OFWM) of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DACFW).
The Programme architecture of PMKSY will be to adopt a ‘decentralized State level planning and projectised execution’ structure that will allow States to draw up their own irrigation development plans based on District Irrigation Plan (DIP) and State Irrigation Plan (SIP).
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MOAFW) is promoting the efficient water conveyance and precision water application devices like drips, sprinklers, pivots, rain-guns in the farm “(Jal Sinchan)”, construction of micro-irrigation structures to supplement source creation activities, extension activities for promotion of scientific moisture conservation and agronomic measures.
PMKSY – Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) – to focus micro level storage structures, efficient water conveyance and application, precision irrigation systems, topping up of input cost beyond MGNREGA permissible limits, secondary storage, water lifting devices, extension activities, co-ordination and management – being implemented by DAC&FW. The PDMC includes the Programme management, preparation of State/District Irrigation Plan, approval of annual action plan, Monitoring etc.
The following components of Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) scheme is sub-divided into Micro Irrigation (MI) and Other Interventions(OI), and the assets created are to be geo-tagged using Bhuvan-PDMC app (apk) and uploading to Bhuvan web portal developed by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) , ISRO, Hyderabad.
These assets are classified into
Promoting efficient water conveyance and precision water application devices like drips, sprinklers(portable, Mini, Micro,semi-permanent) pivots, rain-guns in the fields
Assets created under MGNREGS for activities like lining inlet, outlet, silt traps, distribution system etc.,
Construction of micro irrigation structures to supplement source creation activities including check dam, farm pond, open wells, tube wells and dug wells.
Secondary storage structures at tail end of canal system to store water for use during dry periods through effective on-farm water management such as connectivity lifting devices, percolation tanks, ;
Water lifting devices like diesel/ electric/ solar pump sets including water carriage pipes ( Movable assets to be geo-tagged with Engine/chassis Number)
Improved/innovative distribution system like piped irrigation channels, pre-cast field channels, lifting devices and box outlet systems etc.,
Extension activities for promotion of scientific moisture conservation and agronomic measures (Current year)
Capacity building, training for farmers and field staff as well as Awareness campaign, organisation of workshops, conferences etc., (Current year)