Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana Maharashtra 7000 Agriculture Pumps Distribution महाराष्ट्र अटल सोलर कृषि पंप योजना

Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Government has launched the “Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana Maharashtra” (ASKP) for farmers the farmers of the state. The state government has launched this scheme for providing a subsidy of upto 95% on solar agriculture pump sets. Under this scheme, the state government will provide about 7000 pumps will be distributed to the farmers under Atal solar agriculture pump scheme in Maharashtra. Through this scheme, the state government will benefit the farmers to a huge extent as the farmers would now be able to irrigate their farmland during daytime and their electricity bills would also get reduced.

Details Of Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Government’s Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana (ASKP) will promote the usage of solar energy in agricultural activities. Apart from this, the state government will also reduce losses to the state government due to non-payment of electricity bills due to weak financial conditions. Presently, farming electricity dues stands a whooping Rs. 32,000 crore, therefore, the state government wants to shift the paradigm to solar renewable energy.

Through this scheme, the state government is going to the promote usage of solar water pumps in agriculture. MahaUrja, the subsidiary company of MahaGenco is going to handle solar pumps distribution scheme.

Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Government has started the solar power agriculture pump scheme on 4 October 2018 for the distribution of 7000 solar pumps to farmers to irrigate 14,000 Hectare land. Atal Solar Krushi Pump (ASKP) Yojana will reduce the subsidy outflow of Rs. 63 crore from state exchequer in order to supply subsidized power to farmers. This scheme will save Rs. 185 crore from cross subsidy.

Solar Agriculture Pump Scheme Application Form – Application Procedure
  • Under the Solar Agriculture Pump Scheme Maharashtra, the pump distribution work will be handled by MahaUrja (subsidiary of MahaGenco).
Maharashtra Agricultural Pump Scheme – Eligibility Criteria

All the farmers with less than 5 acres of land will have to pay 5% (Rs. 12,000) for a 3 HP pump.

Apart from this, farmers with more than 5 acres of land will have to pay Rs. 30,000 to get 5 HP solar powered pump.

  • The Maharashtra Government will distribute 7,000 solar water pumps for irrigation under AKSP agriculture pump scheme.
  • 25% of solar pumps will be of 3 HP (1750) and 75% of pumps would be of 5 HP (5250).
  • The State Government has sanctioned a budget of Rs. 239.92 crore for solar pumps distribution.
Cost Of Pumps

3 HP Pumps – Rs. 2.40 lakh

5 HP Pumps – Rs. 3.25 Lakh

Note – The Central and state government would contribute 95 percent of the total funds.

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