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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana

Aug 23, 2014 11:11 IST

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 August 2014. The Yojna has been announced to meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country. Sum of 1000 crore rupees has been allocated for implementation of the scheme.


Modi announced the Yojna after laying the foundation stone for the four-laning of a 166 kilometer stretch of the Kaithal-Narwana-Barwala-Hisar-Siwani National Highway in Haryana. The highway will be developed at an estimated cost of 1393 crore rupees and will be up to Rajasthan Border.

Background
Earlier, the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana was proposed in the Lok Sabha on 10 July 2014 by Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister in his maiden Budget Speech. The scheme was planned to provide assured irrigation to mitigate risk to the farmer since bulk of the farm lands are rain fed and it depends on monsoon.

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