Ministry of Jal Shakti

Assistance to States Under AIBP

Posted On: 18 MAR 2021 3:55PM by PIB Delhi

   Government of India launched Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) in the year 1996-97 to provide Central Assistance to States for the major/medium irrigation projects in the Country, with the objective to accelerate implementation of advanced stage irrigation projects held up due to financial constraints. Further, during the year 2015-16, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched, and Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) was coopted in it. Subsequently, during 2016-17, ninety-nine (99) on-going Major/Medium irrigation projects (and 7 phases), having ultimate irrigation potential of 76.03 lakh hectare, were prioritized in consultation with States, for funding under PMKSY-AIBP in a mission mode.

      Details of Central Assistance (CA) provided to states for prioritised projects under PMKSY-AIBP during last three years are as follows:

 

Year

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

CA (Rs. in crore)

3593.60

2849.07

1738.76

 

 

Since the launch of AIBP in 1995-96, a total of 297 major and medium irrigation projects have been taken up for financial assistance under it, including the 99 prioritized projects (and 7 phases) taken up in mission mode under PMKSY-AIBP in 2016-17. Out of these, 10 medium and major irrigation projects are from Rajasthan.

 

The present scheme of AIBP under PMKSY, which was originally approved till December, 2019, has now been extended till March, 2021. However financial assistance under the same is restricted to only the identified 99 projects (and 7 phases). It does not have provision for inclusion of any new project for funding.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Rattan Lal Kataria in Lok Sabha today.

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