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In last 5 years, Gujarat got over half the Central irrigation funds

gress MPs Amee Yajnik and Husain Dalwai. Besides, Gujarat received another Rs.1,200 crore, which is nearly 12 per cent of the funds allotted for another scheme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) during the same period. The Centre sanctioned a total of Rs.10,249 crore for the PMKSY scheme between 2014-15 and 2018-19. States which received more funds than Gujarat under the More »

Agriculture needs govt boost: Both PMFBY and PMKSY are flagging, revive them

-Financial Express While the government has reason to be pleased about the fact that the claims paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) have risen by around 50%, to Rs 15,181 crore in Kharif 2017 as compared to Rs 10,425 crore in Kharif 2016, what is worrying is the dip in both the number of farmers as well as land area covered by the scheme. More so since, in this scheme, farmers pay just around a fifth of the insurance costs while the Centre and the state govern

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Modi's farm irrigation scheme: Are big funds serving the purpose? Data tells a sad story

-Financial ExpressWhen Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PMKSY in July 2015 and set the target to complete the 99 projects by December 2019, the total cost was estimated at Rs 77,595 crore, including Rs 29,000 crore for command area development. While the ministry of water resources says 33 irrigation projects among the 99 implemented on a priority basis under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY<

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Agri infrastructure for farmers' welfare is a priority -Radha Mohan Singh

iculture and enhance the nitrogen use efficiency. Besides enhancing productivity, it also helps in preventing the misuse of urea in the non-agriculture sector. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) is a very important scheme to ensure proper water management in agriculture practices. Please click here to read more.

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PM's Irrigation Scheme Struggling, Only 10% Projects Complete

the parliamentary standing committee on rural development has revealed that only 10% of the projects taken up under the watershed development component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) have been completed. The report outlines that given that a majority of the sown area in India is rain fed, and thus at the mercy of the monsoon, urgent efforts ought to be taken to address irrigation concerns. In July 2017, the committee had fou

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Watershed development projects lagging behind badly -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Parliamentary Standing Committee says only 10% of projects complete. Irrigation projects of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) may have taken the spotlight in the Prime Minister’s speech during Friday’s no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha. However, a less well-known but vital component of that scheme is watershed development, which is lagging behind badly, according to a Parliamentary Standing Comm

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Budget 2018: Can Centre allay farmers' concerns over price crash, low market density? -Jitendra

reas. Farmers’ worries Despite record production of cereals and horticulture crops, farmers are at the receiving end. The flagship irrigation scheme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana (PMKSY) also remained a non-starter. Its budget was increased but the scheme was shifted to revive 99 small and medium old irrigation projects in 2016-17. There was no development reported on revival of old projects. Moreover, the budget outlay for crop in

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Make own strategy to double farmers' income: Centre to states

vity and ensure farmers get the remunerative price for their produce." The government has launched several schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Soil Health Card scheme, neem-coated urea and electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income. While implementing these

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NITI Aayog's three-year action plan on agriculture raises hope as well as concerns

factors: shift to high-value farm products, irrigation, seeds and fertiliser and new technology. The three-year action plan calls for accelerating the pace of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and increasing allocation of funds. It also calls for speeding up clearance of river interlinking projects, although questions have been raised on effectiveness of such projects in preventing floods. Please click here to read more.  

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