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UP Government Offers Solar Pump Subsidy to Boost Agriculture

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March 13, 2024
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  • UP Government Offers Solar Pump Subsidy to Boost Agriculture
  • UP Government Offers Solar Pump Subsidy to Boost Agriculture
UP Government Offers Solar Pump Subsidy to Boost Agriculture

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - In a bid to support farmers and promote sustainable practices, the Uttar Pradesh government launched a scheme offering subsidies on solar pumps. This initiative, rolled out just before Holi, aims to benefit 54,000 farmers across the state.

The program falls under the PM Kusum Scheme and is seen as a significant step towards making agriculture more eco-friendly. The subsidies are available on a first-come-first-served basis, encouraging farmers to apply promptly.

Applying for the Subsidy

Farmers interested in the subsidy can apply online through the Agriculture Department's website (http://upagriculture.com/). After registering, they can book a solar pump grant and pay a nominal fee of ₹5,000 to secure their spot.

Guidelines and Verification

To ensure efficient allocation, the government has set specific guidelines for borewells required for the pumps. These guidelines specify the minimum diameter for bores depending on the pump capacity. Failing to meet these specifications during verification can lead to the application being rejected and the fee being forfeited.

Following successful verification, farmers have 14 days to pay the remaining amount to avoid cancellation.

Benefits and Call to Action

The solar pump subsidy is expected to empower farmers by reducing their dependence on conventional energy sources and lowering operational costs. This, in turn, can lead to increased productivity and agricultural growth.

However, farmers are urged to act quickly as the subsidies are limited. By embracing solar irrigation, they can contribute to a more sustainable future for agriculture.

A Brighter Future for Agriculture

The Uttar Pradesh government's initiative is a positive step towards a more resilient and sustainable agricultural sector. Solar energy offers a promising solution to the challenges faced by farmers and paves the way for a greener and more prosperous future for rural communities.

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