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Agriculture: Odisha Government launches 'Soura Jalanidhi' scheme

 

 

Odisha Government launches 'Soura Jalanidhi' scheme: Key facts related to Scheme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the 'Saura Jalnidhi' scheme on October 30, 2018.

The objective of this scheme is to encourage the use of solar energy in irrigation by farmers.

The state government has decided to increase the use of solar photovoltaic pump sets in those areas so that the irrigation facilities can be provided where the power system is bad.

Under this scheme, farmers will be given 90% subsidy and 5,000 solar pumps.

This will provide irrigation benefits in 2,500 acres of the state.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister also launched the web portal of the scheme.

The farmers of 30 districts participated in this event through video conferencing.

In the first phase, this scheme will be available in those areas where electricity is not available for running the pump set.

The government has made a provision of Rs 27.18 crore in the financial year 2017-18 for this scheme.

This scheme will generate 1.52 lakh human day employment annually and will help in the livelihood of 5,000 families, and also reduce carbon footprints.

The benefit of this scheme will be to the farmers who have valid farmer identity cards and have minimum 0.5 acres of agricultural land.


 

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