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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 6283
ANSWERED ON:  05.04.2018
Har Khet Ko Pani under MGNREGS
BHAIRON PRASAD MISHRA
Will the Minister of



RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has taken a decision to give priority to provide ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana by the year 2022 and to give priority to raise the embankments of fields to retain water therein under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS);

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether all the farmers have been included in this scheme and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAM KRIPAL YADAV)

(a)&(b): The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana was launched on 1st July, 2015 with the motto of ‘Har Khet Ko Paani’ for providing end-to end solutions in irrigation supply chain, viz. water sources, distribution network and farm level applications. PMKSY adopts State level planning and projectised execution that allows States to draw up their own irrigation development based on District Irrigation Plans and State Irrigation Plans. The work relating to embankment of fields to retain water therein under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is permitted.

(c)&(d): The MGNREGS provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work including farmers.


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