Himachal Pradesh approves Rs 2.24 billion programme for agricultural solar pumps

The Himachal Pradesh government has approved the Saur Sinchayee Yojana, which will provide over 5,850 agricultural solar pumps to farmers in the state at a subsidised rate. The budget for this programme has been set at Rs 2.24 billion. Under this programme, small and marginal farmers will get a financial assistance of 90 per cent whereas medium and large farmers will get financial assistance of 80 per cent for the purchase of these solar pumps. A group of small and marginal farmers (Kisan Vikas Sanghs) will receive these sets free of cost.

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