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Farmers of This State to Get Benefit of PM Kusum Yojana

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
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Farmers in Uttar Pradesh will now get the benefit from PM-Kusum scheme. They will not only do irrigation in their fields with the help of solar-powered tube wells, but will also earn some additional cash through this scheme.

The scheme, which is part of the PM' Kusum Yojana's Component-C, aims to boost farmers' income by using solar energy to power their own grid-connected tube wells.

Farmers will be able to utilize it for irrigation and then sell the excess electricity to the State Electricity Distribution Company after irrigation.

By 2022, as many as 30,000 private tube wells are expected to be powered by solar energy under this scheme.

The initiative is being implemented by UPPCL/Energy Department, according to a government spokesman. A plan to energies private grid connected private tube wells and isolated agricultural power feeders is included in this.

Solar Energy Corporation India is preparing a free feasibility assessment for the solarization of the complete capacity (2742 MW) of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation's existing separated feeders, as well as those that will be separated in the near future.

The way the Yogi and Central governments are focused on solar energy (solar pumps, solar roof tops, solar street lights, solar parks, and building Ayodhya as a solar city), it will be a future source of employment for the youth at the local level.

The UP Non-conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA) has developed a smartphone app called "Aditya" to help with the Digital India program.

The state's youth would be aided in obtaining Surya Mitra training and self-employment through this app, as part of the ambitious Skill Development Mission initiative.

Surya Mitra would supervise the quality maintenance and operation of solar power facilities, according to Bhawani Singh Khangaraut, the director of UPNEDA. In the state, more than 2,500 Surya Mitras have been trained so far.

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