Rajasthan Govt Approves Plan To Set Up Solar Power Plants On Unutilised Land

Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has approved Saur Krishi Aajeevika Yojana (Solar Energy Agriculture Employment Scheme) to help farmers set up solar power plants on their unutilised or barren land.

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By: Parul Kulshreshta | JAIPUR
Updated: 30 September, 2022 7:44 pm IST
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has approved Saur Krishi Aajeevika Yojana (Solar Energy Agriculture Employment Scheme) to help farmers set up solar power plants on their unutilised or barren land.

This scheme will facilitate the farmers to earn their livelihood by giving their unutilised land for setting up solar power plants at a remunerative lease rate and their standard of living will be raised.

An online portal has been developed under the scheme where farmers/landowners can get their land registered for lease for setting up solar power plants. Land developers can see the land details entered by the said farmers on the portal and can set up solar power plants as per rules.

With the Saur Krishi Aajeevika Yojana, the developers will also be able to easily get the central grant (30 per cent of the cost) under PM Kusum Yojana for setting up the plant. The state government will enter into a tripartite agreement between the landowner/farmer, the developer and the concerned discom or company to ensure that the landowner/farmer is protected from risk.

With this decision, the state government’s goal of making Rajasthan a green energy state will also be achieved by increasing solar power generation. By reducing the dependence on conventional sources of energy, the level of environmental pollution will be reduced and the common man will get relief.

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