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 in their work and also the surplus power can be sold to the government, 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 under this scheme. 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.