Irrigation In India – PMKSY, AIBP, Watershed Management, Neeranchan, etc.

India signs a agreement with World Bank for Watershed Project

  1. The Govt of India signed a loan agreement with World Bank for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project.
  2. The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development over a six-year period (2016-21).
  3. It will support the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana in hydrology and water management, agricultural production systems, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation.
  4. All the 29 states which implement the watershed projects will benefit from Neeranchal.
  5. 12% of the wasteland area will be targeted through this project to make about 336 lakh hectares of land arable.

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