Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana is critical to ensure better use of our resources: Jaitley

Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley.

New Delhi, July 2: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the Cabinet has approved funds amounting to Rs 50,000 crore over the five years to ensure that the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana is a success.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Thursday, Jaitley said: “Yesterday, in an important decision, the Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna was cleared by Cabinet. Every state will make a district irrigation plan for this.”

“This Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna is critical to ensure better use of our resources. Water conservation and recycling will be an integral part of this scheme. Also, common national market will have an electronic auction. Rs 50,000 crore will be spent over 5 years on the scheme,” Jaitley added.

Jaitley further said: “The Cabinet has also approved the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 policy.”

The Finance Minister also said that the Yojna is critical to ensure better use of the country’s resources.

(With Agency Inputs)

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