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Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana: How Farmers can Avail Irrigation Facility by Paying only 5% Amount

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The government has recently introduced ‘Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana’, a scheme which promises to promote solar energy and provide irrigation facility to all farmers across the state. As per reports, the farmers can avail all the irrigation facilities by paying only 5% amount under the scheme which has targeted deployment of 1,00,000 nos. of Off-Grid Solar Powered Ag pumps in a phase-wise manner within 03 years. Under this scheme, the Maharashtra Government has promised to provide a 95% subsidy to the farmers for setting up solar pump sets. Hence, this article will explain the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana in detail and how you can apply for a solar irrigation facility by paying only 5% amount.

Objectives of Saur Krushi Pump Yojana:

The objectives of the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana are listed below:

  • To lessen the burden of farmers expending on irrigation pumps.

  • To minimize the subsidy burden on commercial, industrial electricity consumers.

  • To replace diesel pumps inorder to reduce pollution.

Features of Saur Krushi Pump Yojana

  • Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana aims to reach out to farmers from remote areas where the agricultural feeder is not possible.

  • As per the scheme guidelines, the government will provide solar pumps at subsidized rates for the farmers.

  • Under the scheme, 3HP or 5HP solar pumps would be installed along with the lighting system comprising of 2 LED bulbs, 1 USB port for mobile charging and socket for battery charging.

  • The Government has targeted deployment of 1 lakh Off-Grid Solar-powered Ag pumps in phase manner.

  • Under the scheme, the farmers with less than 5 acres will get subsidy at the rate of 95% of the total cost of 3 HP solar pumps while farmers with more than 5 acres will be provided with 5 HP solar pumps for Rs.30, 000.

Eligibility Criteria for Saur Krushi Pump Yojana

  • All Small, medium and large-scale farmers are eligible to apply for this scheme.

  • The farmers must be the resident of Maharashtra State.

  • The farmers holding farmland with an assured source of water are eligible.

  • However, farmers having conventional electricity connections would not be eligible to get benefits of Solar AG pump from this scheme.

Beneficiary Contribution

S.No

Category

Beneficiary Contribution for 3HP (Rupees)

Beneficiary Contribution for 5HP (Rupees)

1.

Open category

25500 (10%)

38500 (10%)

2.

SC category

12750 (5%)

19250 (5%)

3.

ST category

12750 (5%)

19250 (5%)

Documents Required for Saur Krushi Pump Yojana

  • 7/12 details of the land

  • Copy of Aadhaar card

  • Copy of caste certificate

  • No objection Certificate (NOC) from the concerned department

How to Apply for Saur Krushi Pump Yojana?

Application Procedure

To apply for the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana, follow the below procedure:

Step 1: The applicant has to submit the application form online by accessing the official portal of MSEDCL. 

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Step 2: In case of existing applicants, fill the mandatory details such as Aadhaar card number, email id and email id, paid pending application number, fee payment details, sanction number, source of irrigation and its depth, capacity demanded.

Step 3: In case of the new user, Part II of the application form has to be filled with the following details such as name, address, type of land, are of land, Aadhaar number, email id, mobile number, residential address, type of applicant, irrigation type and its depth.

Step 4: After filling the form, the applicant is required to take the print out of the signed application form, and the same has to be uploaded online along with the required documents.

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