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Tuesday 02 August 2016Press Information Bureau

Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation Being Promoted Under “Per Drop More Crop” Component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

Drip and sprinkler irrigation systems are being promoted under “Per Drop More Crop” component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) (erstwhile scheme on Micro Irrigation has been subsumed under PMKSY since 1st July, 2015). Under the scheme, 15% additional assistance is provided to small and marginal farmers for installation of micro irrigation systems compared to other farmers for area covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP), Desert Development Programme (DDP) and North Eastern and Himalayan States and 10% for other areas.

As per available information, during 2013-14 to 2015-16, 14.3 lakh hectare area have been covered under drip and sprinkler irrigation systems (Drip Irrigation- 9.04 lakh hectare, Sprinkler Irrigation- 5.26 lakh hectare) in the country including Punjab and Haryana.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala in Lok Sabha on August 2, 2016.

State-wise details of total area covered under micro irrigation including West Bengal

S. No.

State

Total Area Covered (in hectare)*

1

Andhra Pradesh

1221416

2

Arunachal Pradesh

613

3

Assam

439

4

Bihar

102050

5

Chhattisgarh

259741

6

Goa

1936

7

Gujarat

912931

8

Haryana

574809

9

HP

2928

10

Jharkhand

16222

11

Karnataka

905802

12

Kerala

29464

13

Madhya Pradesh

374372

14

Maharashtra

1322125

15

Manipur

77

16

Mizoram

2152

17

Nagaland

5205

18

Odisha

102615

19

Punjab

44870

20

Rajasthan

1697586

21

Sikkim

9085

22

Tamil Nadu

355752

23

Telangana

67896

24

Tripura

492

25

UP

36682

26

Uttarakhand

1147

27

West Bengal

51180

28

J&K

85

29

Meghalaya

0

30

Others

46500

Grand Total

8146172

 

 

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