Mukhyamantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Yojana

Mukhyamantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Yojana

Mukhyamantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Yojana

Farmers of India’s capital will hereon be vested with the option of leasing out a portion of their agricultural land for setting up solar panels, which could potentially further their income. The initiative will be pursued by the Delhi Government in collaboration with private establishments. The governing body seeks to install solar panels in agricultural premises to produce solar energy. This article is an overview of the various aspects of the Mukhyamantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Yojana scheme.

Objectives

The scheme intends to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhance the annual income of the farmers.
  • Improve the farmers’ standard of living.
  • Curtail pollution in the state.
  • Produce clean energy.
  • Promote solar energy.

Mode of Operation

The scheme facilitates the farmers to lease out a maximum of 1/3rd of the agricultural land to private establishments. These private establishments, supported by the Government, will set up solar panels at a rate of Rs. one lakh per annum per rice.

The farmers are not required to make any investments and will be paid rent for the particular land. Moreover, they will be granted 1000 units of free electricity for each acre.

Expected Outcome

The farmers would potentially bear the fruits of the scheme after being a part of it for a span of 8-9 months. The scheme would provide an income of Rs. one lakh per acre, which is expected to be enhanced by 6% within two years.

Aspect of Power

The Delhi Government would be able to eradicate power shortage in areas, thanks to the procurement of surplus energy from the farmers. The scheme facilitates the government to procure power at lower costs, thereby saving around 400 to 500 crores in an average. With respect to the farmers’, each of them will be provided with the option of selling surplus power generated by the installed solar panels to power companies operating in the locality, for which the companies will remit the farmers’ Rs. 4 for every unit of power.

Height of Panels

As per the regulations, each solar panel should be affixed at the height of 3.5 meters. This would enable the smooth-flow of agricultural activities, as well as enable the panels to get adequate solar power.

Application Procedure

The application procedure hasn’t been specified by the Government as the scheme will only be launched in due course of time.

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