About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana
The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore (US$ 7.7 billion) aimed at development of irrigation sources for providing a permanent solution from drought. . It will be operative as convergence platform for all water sector activities including drinking water & sanitation, MGNREGA, application of science & technology etc. through comprehensive plan. The key initiative will mainly undertake rain water conservation, construction of farm pond, water harvesting structures, small check dams and contour bunding etc.