Saur Sujala Yojana / सौर सुजला योजना

 सौर सुजला योजना

Saur Sujala Yojana is a new scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Government of India) in Chhattisgarh state for farmers. Under the Saur Sujala Yojana, the state government provides solar-powered irrigation pumps to farmers in Chhattisgarh.

The main objective of the Saur Sujala Yojana is to empower farmers by providing them solar irrigation pumps at subsidized rates. The scheme is also aimed at strengthening the agriculture and rural development in Chhattisgarh. The government distributes solar-powered irrigation pumps of 3HP and 5HP capacity worth Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh to the farmers. The pumps will be provided at the subsidized rates to farmers by 31 March 2019. Under the Saur Sujala Yojana, about 51000 farmers would be benefited in Chhattisgarh in next two years. The scheme would be implemented on the priority basis in the areas where electricity has not reached yet. The government has decided to distribute two types of solar pumps to the beneficiaries of  Saur Sujala Yojana. These solar pumps will be of two different capacities and configurations. The first type of solar pump is 3HP and this will be beneficial for the small-scale farmers for performing their irrigation activities. The second type is the 5 hp solar pump which is higher capacity and has the ability to pump more water. This will be beneficial to the mid to large-scale farmers with more farmland. Both these solar pumps are highly efficient and CREDA (Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency) provide technical support in installation and maintenance of this solar pump

Benefits of Saur Sujala Yojana:

  1. Benefits of solar-powered irrigation pumps for farmers in Chhattisgarh
  2. Benefits of 3HP solar pump worth Rs 3.5 lakh
  3. Benefits of 5HP solar pump worth Rs. 4.5 lakh

Features of Saur Sujala Yojana:

  1. Government provide solar-powered irrigation pumps of 3HP and 5HP capacity which costs Rs.3.5 lakhs and Rs.4.5lakhs respectively, in some subsidized rates
  2. It is expected that the subsidized rate of the 3HP solar pump would be Rs.7000 to Rs.18000 and for the 5HP solar pump, it is expected to be around Rs.10000 to Rs.20000.The exact amount of subsidy that would be given to the farmers has not been announced as of now
  3. This distribution will take place from the launch of the scheme to the 31 March of the year 2019. It is estimated that with this scheme around 51000 farmers would be benefited.
  4. The focus of the scheme would be providing solar irrigation pumps to the farmer who belongs to the villages which do not have electricity, Pumps will be distributed on the priority basis.
  5. Under this scheme two types solar pump option will be provided to the farmers
  6. This option is being provided as the 3HP pumps which will be better for small scale farmers and the 5HP pumps which will be beneficial for the farmers who are involved in large-scale farming. So depending on the use, farmer may choose the type of solar irrigation pump
  7. Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) will be responsible authority for the installation as well as maintenance of the solar pumping devices to the eligible farmers

Eligibility Criteria for Saur Sujala Yojana:

  1. Small/medium/larger farmers are eligible for this scheme
  2. Farmers must be domicile of Chhattisgarh state are eligible for Saur Sujala Yojana

Documents required for Saur Sujala Yojana:

  1. Proof of identity and
  2. Address proof
  3. Aadhaar card
  4. Bank account details

Application procedure for Saur Sujala Yojana:

  1. Application forms are available in the block offices and agricultural offices in concerned Taluka/district
  2. The forms must be filled properly along with all necessary documentation and should be submitted in agricultural office only
  3. There is nominal fee for this application
  4. Once you have submitted the form the agricultural department will start their verification process of the details provided by the applicant. If found eligible, the solar irrigation pump will be given to the farmer on the subsidized rate

References & details:

  1. For more details about Saur Sujala Yojana visit:

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