RENEWABLE ENERGY

Tiruvarur to get 405 solar-powered farm pumpsets

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has allocated 405 solar-powered farm pumpset connections to Tiruvarur district under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PMKUSUM) Scheme.

Disclosing this in a press release, Collector T. Anand has said that the State government extends a subsidy of 40% of the project cost while the Union government would be providing 30% of the cost as subsidy. Thus the beneficiary has to contribute the remaining 30% of the project cost.

Under this scheme, an applicant could tap the groundwater source in his field by installing standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps having a capacity of up to 10 HP.

Interested farmers could contact the Assistant Executive Engineers, Agricultural Engineering Department of their respective Revenue Division for further details, the release added.

Source
The Hindu
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