The Impact of Per Drop More Crop component of PMKSY on coverage of area under MI, incentivisation of suitable Crop Pattern, crop productivity, cost savings and water use efficiency

24 Dec 2019

The objectives of this project are to: (1) Increase the area under micro irrigation technologies to enhance water use efficiency in the country; (2) Increase productivity of crops and income of farmers through precision water management; (3) Promote micro irrigation technologies in water intensive consuming crops like sugarcane, banana, cotton etc. and give adequate focus to extend coverage of field crops under micro irrigation technologies; (4) Make potential use of micro-irrigation systems for promoting fertigation; (5) Promote micro-irrigation technologies in water scarce, water stressed and critical groundwater blocks/districts; (6)Link tube-well/river-lift irrigation projects with micro-irrigation technologies for best use of energy both for lifting and pressurised irrigation as far as possible; (7) Establish convergence and synergy with activities of on-going programmes and schemes, particularly with created water source for its potential use; (8) Promote, develop and disseminate micro-irrigation technology for agriculture and horticulture development with modern scientific knowledge; (9) Create employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled workers, especially unemployed youth for installation and maintenance of micro-irrigation systems.

Ground water quality
Water management
Rural development
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