As a part GS-3 – Irrigation systems, We need to focus on relevant projects/schemes launched in 2015-16. We will try to bring all such important projects/schemes. One such project is, “Neeranchal” for the Watershed Component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana (PMKSY), Let’s see it in brief!
A watershed also known as drainage basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake etc.
[IDA – International financial institution which offers concessional loans and grants to the world’s poorest developing countries. The IDA is a member of the World Bank Group]
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Mains Paper 3: Agriculture | Different types of irrigation & irrigation systems storage
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: Central Water Commission, Union, state and concurrent lists of constitution, 14th Finance Commission,
Mains level: Need to rationalize water usage in India
CWC paper on pricing water
Constitutional provisions related to water
Points highlighted in CWC paper
Underutilisation of resources
The objective is to converge investments in irrigation at the farm level and provide end-to-end solution.
Four components are :
The Agriculture Ministry has extended by a month the deadline for States to utilise funds under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).