To promote solar energy use in the agriculture sector Government is offering up to 75% subsidy.
India is an agriculture intensive country and new & advanced technologies for the growth of this sector is very important. The main issue farmers face is during irrigation time. Due to improper rainfall and lack of money they are not able to farm efficiently.
Even in today’s time, a large number of farmers in our society are having an income equal to or less than government-set standards. Because of the income and expenditure imbalance, the house’s economy is in jeopardy.
With the shortage and prices of coal, petrol and diesel having started touching the sky, people are opting for solar energy. People are saving their bills by installing solar panels in their homes.
75 % subsidy is being granted to farmers in Haryana for solar energy tubewells by the New and Renewable Energy Department. The government has placed solar pumps in the fields of over 4,000 farmers in the district.
Every year the energy department receives applications for 5 HP DC, 7.5 HP DC and 10 HP DC Surface (Monoblock).
Under the subsidy scheme, the Government of India is providing 30 per cent central financial assistance and the state government is providing 45 per cent subsidy.
Solar water pumps are used to lift water and are powered by electricity generated by solar panels. These systems are especially beneficial for fountain pumps, pool pumps, and circulation pumps in ponds, delivering animal water, irrigation pumps, residential pumps, horticulture farms, and other similar uses. This technique is particularly beneficial in areas where there is no government electricity.
Reference: Krishi Jagran