Business Standard

Rajasthan govt encourages farmers to set up solar pumps to cut cost

Agriculture Commissioner Kanaram said farmers were subsidised up to 60 per cent of the cost of setting up a solar-energy pump

Representative Image
Premium

Representative Image/File

Anil Sharma Jaipur
The Rajasthan government is encouraging farmers to set up solar pumps in their fields by giving subsidies going up to 60 per cent so that they do not have to depend on electricity for irrigation.

“Farmers were dependent on electricity connections, diesel-run machines, etc. Now with solar pumps their dependence has reduced a lot,” a senior agriculture department official said.

He said farm produce had increased as a result of this.

Rajasthan came top in the country in setting up solar pumps, according to him.

Agriculture Commissioner Kanaram said farmers were subsidised up to 60 per cent of the cost

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 6:57 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com