Farmers have been cultivating food for millions of years. Sometimes he earns decent and sometimes fate plays ill with his/her bank balance. Paddy, Wheat, Other Cereal Crops, Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables etc has been something which every farmer grows and now the government of Gujarat has come forward for the welfare of farmers with something different.
Farmers will now, harvest solar energy and will get paid for it. Gujarat government launched a scheme in which the farmers will be given solar installation units at subsidy. Through the scheme, the government is expected to get 175 MW of power per year. The farmers will utilize the electricity generated by this scheme for their farms and the surplus power can be sold to the companies, whose profits will be kept by the farmers.
Key highlights of the Scheme:
Under this scheme, water and electricity will be saved. Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of doubling the income of the farmer is also targeted. Farmers will get benefitted by the use of solar energy which will also push India to move towards adopting green energy and sustainable development. Apart from that it would also help the farmers to get an additional source of income, with them selling the surplus energy to the companies.