For the benefits of the famers Karnataka state government has launched various schemes. Surya Raitha Scheme is also one of that. If you are a farmer and residing in Karnataka then you an avail the benefits of this scheme. There are some eligibility conditions set by the government which is mentioned in this article. Not only that in this article we are going to describing in detail about the scheme such as benefits of the Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme, who can avail benefits, how to apply, what documents are necessary to submit and many more.
Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme
State government has announced this scheme to fulfil the day time energy supply to farmers in the year 2014 for the first time. Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme has been launched as a pilot project basis in Kanakapura on 19 January 2019. Under this scheme government is going to replace the existing water pumps with solar water pumps. Fund for this scheme is collected in combination from the farmers investment, Central & State govt. subsidy and soft-loans from Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM). The major purpose of the state government is to set up solar water pumps to produce excess energy.
Brief Of Karnataka Surya Raitha Yojana
|Name of the scheme||Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme 2021|
|Launched by||State government|
|Launched on||19 January 2019|
|Mode of application||Online|
Implementation Of Scheme
During the initial phase of the implementation of scheme, state government is going to replace 310 old water pumps with solar water pumps. Solar water pumps have 1.5 times more pumping capacity then the old water pumps. These new solar pumps will solve the irrigation issues of the farmers. Not only this, these solar pumps will also be going to provide 1/3 of energy produced to the nearest electricity grid.
Benefits Of Surya Raitha Yojana
Set up of solar water pumps is very beneficial for the farmers. First and foremost, benefit of the scheme is that the farmers will get subsidy for installing the solar water pumps. Farmers need not to use IP water pumps further even during the night time. Not only this, farmers will get excess amount of energy supplied to electricity grid once the soft loan amount has been recovered by the authorities. 12 to 14 years will be the payback period. With this farmer can earn Rs. 50000/- per annum apart from self-consumption of energy.
Initiatives by BESCOM
- Farmers cooperative creation
- Soft loan to the farmers
- Power purchase agreement for 25 years
- Proper power supply assurance to pumps
Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme 2021 Eligibility criteria
- Farmer of Karnataka states are eligible to apply
- Applicant must own landholding and must engaged in farming
- Aadhar Card
- Address Proof
- Land Details
- Bank Account Details
- Identity Proof
- Passport Size Photo
- Valid Mobile Number
Application procedure Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme
- Aspirants need to apply for the scheme through official website of the authorities
- From home page go to “Online Application for Off Grid Solar Water Pumping System” related link
- Hit on it and application form will appear on the computer screen
- Provide the details such as Name, Address, Aadhaar No, Land Details, Bank Details and other information
- Review of the application form, read the declaration, tick the checkbox and hit submit option