Delhi Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotri Solar Yojana
Farmers are the backbone of every nation and therefore to think about the farmers profit is the nation’s duty. Farmers have to pay a portion of their hard earned income in electricity. This income is specially designed to increase the income of the farmers engaged in agriculture activities. By applying this scheme farmers can increase their income up to 3-4 times of their current income by applying solar panel installation.
Cabinet of Delhi committee has launched this scheme called “Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotri Yojana”. Under this scheme, farmers can allow the private companies to install free solar panel plant in their one third area of land. And farmers also get one more opportunity because of this scheme and that is they will be paid Rs. 1 l per acre with annual increase of 6% for the next 25 years. So, by the 25th year each farmer will be paid the rent of Rs. 4.04 lakh per acre as the rent of private companies.
One more reason for installation of this scheme is to reduce the amount of pollution which is emitted through the machines which are used in the field. The important features which are involved in this scheme are:
- All the farmers can allow private companies to install solar plant in their land but private companies are not allowed to install solar plants on more than one third of total farmland.
- Farmers will ge1 lakh per acre as rent with increase in 6% increase p.a. for 25 years and because of that every farmer will get 4.04 lakhs per acre as rent from private companies.
- There will be no upfront cost for installing solar plant on their agricultural land.
- Solar panels will be involved 3.5 meter above the surface level to ensure easy passing of tractors and uninterrupted farming activities.
- All the farmers will get 1000 unit free electricity per year for each acre of their land.
- Farmers will get increase in their current income up to 3-4 times.
- 1 MV solar power plant installation requires six acres of their land and can generate approx 13 lakhs units of electricity per annum.
The scheme intends to achieve the following objectives:
- Enhance the annual income of the farmers.
- Improve the farmer’s standard of living.
- Decrease pollution.
- Produce clean energy.
- Promote solar energy.
The farmers would potentially take advantage of this scheme after being part of it for the 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.
The Delhi government would be able to remove the problem of shortage of power supply in the areas because of solar power plant. The scheme facilitates the government to procure power at lower costs, so that they can save up to 400 to 500 crores in an average. Each farmer will also get one benefit that they can also sell the extra electricity which is generated in their solar plants operating in their lands for which the companies will remit farmers Rs. 4 for every unit of power.
As per the regulation each solar panel should be affixed at the height of 3.5 metres so that agricultural activities can be performed smoothly as well as enable the panels to get adequate solar power.
The applicable process hasn’t been specified by the govt. as the scheme will only be launched in due course of time.