On the lines of the Pradhaan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Modi government is working on the Pradhan Mantri Sinchaai Yojana, which would guarantee water to every farmland in the country.

Several agriculture-related schemes from the Rural Development and Water Resources Ministry would be clubbed to materialize this design.

Ensuring adequate water supply to farmland is one of the topmost priorities of the Modi government. Only 44 percent of the total farmland in the country has irrigation facility so far.

While talking to Danik Jagran, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, “Without providing proper irrigation facilities, one cannot expect much out of farming. All the schemes of the concerned ministries would be clubbed together to provide better irrigational facilities to Indian farmers”.

“A top level committee comprising competent officials of three ministries would be formed to materialize the proposed plan. An outline for this scheme is under progress,” he added.

Modi had repeatedly vowed to provide water in every farmland in the country during his poll campaign in the general election.
Singh said on the lines of the Pradhaan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the government is working on the Pradhan Mantri Sinchaai Yojana. This scheme has also been added to the President’s address.

Discussion on the form and structure of this scheme would also find place in the general budget.

The committee will also prepare proposal to interlink small and big rivers of states, construct dams and canals.

Preparations have already been completed to mix around a dozen schemes pertaining to three different ministries.

The Rural Development Ministry has proposals of several schemes related to small irrigation projects, water stagnancy and preventing land erosions under its belt.

Apart from this, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) would also be utilized in the Pradhan Mantri Sinchaai Yojana.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Sinchaai Yojana, irrigation canals would be constructed for smooth supply of water to each and every farmland.

The work to construct dams and canals comes under the Water Resources Ministry. The maintenance of ponds and lakes also comes under this ministry.

(JPN/Bureau)

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