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  • 27 May, 2020

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North Koel reservoir

North Koel reservoir

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for completion of North Koel reservoir project. Part of a fund for this project is derived under PMKSY’s LTIF- Long term Irrigation Fund and rest from state governments contribution. The project situated on North Koel River, a tributary of Sone River. It will provide irrigation to most backward and drought prone districts in Jharkhand and Bihar.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)

  • This scheme has been formulated with the vision of extending the coverage of irrigation and improving water use efficiency in a focused manner.
  • It focuses on end to end solution on source creation, distribution, management, field application and extension activities.
  • The scheme now comes under Ministry of Agriculture and farmer’s Welfare.
  • PMKSY has been formulated amalgamating schemes of
  1. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR),
  2. Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources (DoLR).
  3. On Farm Water Management (OFWM) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC).

Source: PIB

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