Farmers

PM Modi Launches ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’ for Farmers in Gujarat

PM Modi has launched the ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’ in Gujarat with the aim of providing 16 hours of power supply to farmers in the state every day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated 3 key projects in Gujarat through video conferencing. The key project that was launched was the ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’, which has been […]

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Andhra Govt to go Ahead with DBT of Free Power Scheme for Farmers

The Andhra Govt has decided to go ahead with the DBT of Dr. YSRC free power scheme to farmers, despite heavy criticism from the opposition parties. The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to go ahead with the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of Dr. YSRC free power scheme to farmers, despite heavy criticism from the opposition parties. Energy minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy has […]

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Revised Priority Sector Lending Guidelines by RBI a Boost for Renewables

RBI has issued revised guidelines for priority sector lending to enable better credit penetration to credit deficient areas, a boost for the renewables sector. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued revised guidelines for priority sector lending to enable better credit penetration to credit deficient areas and increase lending to small and marginal farmers […]

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As Farmers Switch to Solar Pumps, Experts Fear Groundwater Exploitation

Though the off-grid solar pumps have made life easy for farmers in many villages across India, many fear they are likely to lead to over-exploitation of groundwater.  In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn’t available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji […]

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Haryana to Distribute 50,000 Solar Pumps to Farmers

50,000 solar pumps will be given to farmers and ‘gaushalas’ in Haryana with the assistance of the NABARD, according to State Renewable Energy Minister Fifty thousand solar pumps will be given to farmers and ‘gaushalas‘ in Haryana with the assistance of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), according to the Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Implementation of KUSUM Scheme

MNRE has issued guidelines for the implementation of the Rs 34,422 crore KUSUM Scheme The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for the implementation of the Rs 34,422 crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme, that aims to provide both financial security and more sustainable water access […]

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Government To Launch Solar Scheme for Farmers

Indian Power Minister declares the launch of a new solar scheme for farmers to earn more income from their farmlands through solar panels. The Indian government plans to launch a solar scheme for farmers that will ensure a minimum annual income of Rs 1 lakh, according to the power minister R K Singh. The Minister […]

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Gujarat’s Troubles with SKY Scheme a Lesson For all State Governments

2018 saw a slew of state governments announce solar power schemes that would generate additional income for their farmers. There are many challenges to making this work on the ground, as the Gujarat Example shows. It was back in June 2018 that the Gujarat government launched its Suryashakti Kisan Yojana or SKY scheme. The scheme […]

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CCEA Approves Launch of Rs 34,422 Crore KUSUM Scheme

The total central financial support provided under the scheme would be Rs. 34,422 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers. The proposed scheme consists of three components: Component-A: 10,000 MW […]

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