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Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project

Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project:

The government of India approved the inclusion of the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP).

  • Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project envisages the construction of a dam near Jamrani village across river Gola, a tributary of river Ram Ganga, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • A substantial part of irrigation benefits of the project would flow to the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • This project is the seventh project to be included in the PMKSY-AIBP list.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana:

  • It was launched in 2015-16.
  • Aim is to enhance physical access to water on farms, expand cultivable areas under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency, and introduce sustainable water conservation practices.
  • Components:
    • Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP): To focus on faster completion of ongoing Major and Medium Irrigation including National Projects.
    • Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP): It consists of four sub-components, being Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, and Ground Water (GW) Development component.