Mukhyamantri Solar Pump Yojana Maharashtra {महाराष्ट्र मुख्यमंत्री सौर पंप योजना}

Updated on Jul 17, 2020

Overview

Mukhyamantri Solar Pump Yojana has been launched by the state government of Maharashtra to provide irrigation facility for the farmers in a more natural way. Under the scheme, the government of Maharashtra will give solar pumps for the farmers to water their fields. The old pumps will be converted into a solar pump. A subsidy will be provided by the Government of Maharashtra to install a new solar pump under the scheme. 

Under this scheme, the state government has decided to provide one lakh agricultural pumps to the farmers. It is targeted to install one lakh pumps in the next three years. The state government will announce the list of beneficiaries on 31 January 2019, and the process of installation of the solar pump was started in the first week of February 2019.

Objective

Many farmers irrigate their fields with diesel and electric pumps, in which they spend a lot of money because diesel pumps are very expensive. To solve this problem, the state government started this scheme. The farmers will be provided solar pump state to irrigate their fields. The government is offering a 95% subsidy of the cost for pumping. The beneficiary will pay only 5% for the purchasing the pumps. By acquiring solar pumps through this scheme, the income of the farmers is more likely to increase. This way, the farmers won’t have to purchase pumps at a higher price from the market. There will be no environmental pollution due to these solar pumps as well.

  • Reduce the burden on electricity subsidy for irrigation,
  • Removal of polluting diesel pump,
  • Providing availability of electricity throughout the day for agriculture purpose,
  • Reduce the cross-subsidy burden on commercial and industrial electricity consumers.

Benefits 

Interested individuals can register themselves for this scheme. The beneficiaries will enjoy these following benefits:

  • The advantage of this scheme will be provided only to the farmers of Maharashtra state.
  • All farmers with less than 5 acres of farmland will get 3 HP and 5 HP pumps for large farms.
  • In the first phase, the government will distribute 25,000 solar water pumps, and in the second phase, 50,000 solar pumps will be distributed. However, in the third phase, the government will distribute 25,000 solar pumps to the farmers.
  • Under this scheme, agricultural pumps will be made available to farmers of the state for irrigation.
  • Farmers who already have an electricity connection will not be provided with the benefit of a solar-powered AG pump under the scheme.
  • This is beneficial for the government, too, as the additional power load on the government will also be less.
  • The old diesel pumps will be replaced with new solar pumps. So that pollution in the environment will also be reduced.
  • The subsidy given by the government for electricity in the irrigation sector will also reduce the burden on the government.

Eligibility Criteria

To be a beneficiary under this scheme, the individual must qualify the following criteria:

  • Farmers with assured sources of water are eligible under this scheme. However, farmers with traditional electricity connections will not get the benefit of solar AG pump from this scheme.
  • Area farmers who do not electrify conventional sources of energy will be benefitted under this scheme.
  • Remote and tribal farmers will also be provided with solar pumps.
  • Farmers of villages not yet excited due to NOC from Forest Department are qualified under this scheme.
  • A pending list of applicants applying for new power connection for AG pump.
  • 3 HP DC up to 5 acres and 5 HP DC pumping system over 5 acres will be deployed in the selected beneficiaries farm.
  • Water sources are river, drain, self and common farm ponds and dug wells etc.

Documents Needed

  • Aadhar Card
  • Identity card
  • Residence certificate
  • Bank account passbook
  • Papers of the farm
  • Mobile number
  • Passport size photo

Registration Process for Mukhyamantri Solar Pump Yojana

Step 1: Visit the official website.

Step 2: Click on Beneficiary Services

Step 3: Then, click on “Apply Online.”

Step 4: Click on “New Consumer”.

Step 5: Fill the form and submit it.

How to Check the Status?

Step 1: Click on beneficiary services and choose “Track Application Status.”

Step 2: Then, enter your Beneficiary ID to know about the status.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Mukhyamantri solar pump Yojana?

Mukhyamantri Solar Pump Yojana has been launched by the state government of Maharashtra to provide irrigation facility for the farmers in an easier way.

Q. When was this scheme launched?

The scheme was launched in January 2019.

Q. What is the objective of the scheme?

The main objective of the scheme is that many farmers irrigate their fields with diesel and electric pumps, in which they spend a lot of money because diesel pumps are very expensive. To solve this problem, the state government started this scheme.

Q. What are the benefits under this scheme?

The farmers will be provided solar pump state to irrigate their fields. The government is offering a 95% subsidy of the cost for pumping. The beneficiary will pay only 5%. By acquiring solar pumps through this scheme, the income of the farmers is more likely to increase. This way, the farmers won’t have to purchase pumps at a higher price from the market. There will be no environmental pollution due to these solar pumps as well.

Q. What are the documents needed for this scheme?

The individuals need to submit their Aadhar Card, Identity card, Residence certificate, Bank account passbook, Papers of the farm, Mobile number and Passport size photo.

Q. What is the subsidy rate?

The beneficiaries will have to give 5% for the purchase of the solar pumps, the rest 95% subsidy will be provided by the government.

 Q. How many solar pumps will be provided by the government under this scheme?

The state government has decided to provide one lakh agricultural pumps to the farmers. It is targeted to install one lakh pumps in the next three years.


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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