Uttar Pradesh govt. has announced that Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) is going to be implemented in all districts of UP. PMKSY will extend coverage of irrigation ‘Har Khet ko Pani’ and improve water use efficiency ‘More Crop per Drop’ in focused manner. Yogi Adityanath said that PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojna will ensure water harvesting and increase productivity of farmers.
The state govt. of UP was already providing 35% subsidy in addition to prescribed subsidy on drip irrigation system, sprinklers and other latest techniques of irrigation. All the small and marginal farmers are given 90% of cost of these units in form of subsidy and 80% in case of other farmers.
The subsidy amount is transferred directly to the bank account of farmers under govt’s direct benefit transfer (DBT) policy.
PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojna in All UP Districts – Yogi
The UP state level approval committee has already signed contracts with 68 firms for providing drip and sprinkler irrigation systems for the upcoming 5 years. All the farmers are free to make deal with any of these firms and take advantage of PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojna.
UP government has also stated that farmers covered by the PM Crop Insurance Scheme (PMCIS) should avail the scheme benefits if required. Under the flagship fasal bima yojana, crops of around 25.60 lakh farmers sown on 23.70 lakh hectare land were insured in the Kharif season in 2017. Out of these, 4.01 lakh farmers were paid an amount of Rs. 244.75 crore as compensation.
Similarly in the Rabi Season 2017-18, crops of around 28.13 lakh farmers sown on 23.07 lakh hectare land were insured under the crop insurance scheme. Out of these, around 1.79 lakh farmers were paid an amount of Rs. 119.85 crore as compensation.
In Kharif 2018-19, crops of 31.47 lakh farmers sown on 26.87 lakh hectare land were insured. Out of these, 5.58 lakh farmers were paid an amount of Rs. 419.54 as compensation.
In Rabi 2018-19 season, crops of 29.69 lakh farmers sown on 24.22 lakh hectares land were insured. Out of these, around 0.38 lakh farmers were paid Rs 18.11 crore as compensation.