Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday termed Kisan Suryodaya Yojana wherein farmers in three districts will get electricity during the day instead of night as the new dawn for state farmers.
The PM e-inaugurated the scheme along with two other projects — an 800-bed new building of UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre in Ahmedabad and a ropeway project at Girnar mountain.
“After Sujalam-Sufalam and SAUNI schemes, it (Suryoday Yojana) will prove to be a milestone,” he said. As part of the initiative, over 1,000 villages in three districts – Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Dahod – would get three-phase electricity during daytime for farming purposes. The scheme, which comes ahead of the local body elections in the state, would be expanded to other districts in phases.
“Those who are not associated with farming might not know that electricity is given for farming during night hours. For the same, farmers had to stay awake.