movement. The objectives of Jal Kranti Abhiyan are as follows: strengthening grass root
      involvement of all stakeholders including Panchayati Raj Institutions and local bodies in the
      water security and development schemes (e.g. Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM);
      encouraging the adoption/utilization of traditional knowledge in water resources conservation
      and its management; to utilize sector level expertise from different levels in government, NGO’s,
      citizens, etc; and enhancing livelihood security through water security in rural areas.
      Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
            During 2015-16, Pradhan Mantri Krishi SinchayeeYojana (PMKSY) was launched with an
      aim to enhance physical access of water on farm and expand cultivable area under assured
      irrigation, improve on farm water use efficiency, introduce sustainable water conservation
      practices, etc.
            The main objectives of the scheme are include: achieve convergence of investments in
      irrigation at the field level (preparation of district level and, if required, sub district level water
      use plans); enhance the physical access of water on the farm and expand cultivable area under
      assured irrigation (har khet ko pani); improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage
      and increase availability both in duration and extent; enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce
      sustainable water conservation practices; promote extension activities relating to water
      harvesting, water management and crop alignment for farmers and grass root level field
      functionaries ; and attract greater private investments in precision irrigation.
            Major and medium irrigation/ multipurpose irrigation (MMI) projects are being funded
      under PMKSY-AIBP and Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, Surface
      Minor Irrigation (SMI) projects and Command Area Development & Water Management
      (CAD&WM) projects are being funded under PMKSY-Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP).
      Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme
            The Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) was launched in 1996-97 to provide
      Central Assistance to major/medium irrigation projects in the country, with the objective to
      accelerate implementation of such projects which were beyond resource capability of the states
      or were in advanced stage of completion. Priority was given to those projects which were started
      in pre-Fifth and Fifth Plan period and also to those which were benefiting tribal and drought
      prone areas. From 1999-2000 onwards, Central Loan Assistance under AIBP was also extended
      to minor surface irrigation projects of special category states (Northern Eastern states and hilly
      states of Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttaranchal and projects benefitting
      Kalahandi Balangir Koraput districts of Odisha).
      Command Area Development and Water Management
            The Centrally Sponsored Command Area Development (CAD) Programme was launched in
      1974-75 for development of adequate delivery system of irrigation water up to farmers’ field
      with an objective to enhance water use efficiency and production and productivity of crops per
      unit of land and water for improving socio- economic condition of farmers. The pogramme
      envisages integration of all activities relating to irrigated agriculture in a coordinated manner
      with multi- disciplinary team under a Command Area Development Authority.
            The Programme was restructured and renamed as Command Area Development and Water