Rajasthan Govt promoting solar pumps by offering subsidies up to 60 percent

The Rajasthan government is promoting the use of solar pumps in farming by offering subsidies of up to 60% to farmers. This initiative aims to reduce farmers’ dependence on electricity for irrigation.

According to a senior official from the agriculture department, farm production has increased as a result of this initiative.

The state government has also provided an additional subsidy of Rs 45,000 to farmers who belong to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes (STs) and a 100% subsidy on solar pump plants of 3 and 5 horsepower to ST farmers under the tribal sub-plan areas.

In the last four years, more than Rs 982.95 crore in subsidies have been given to over 57,000 farmers.