Maharashtra govt to provide cheap & assured electricity to farmers through solar feeders

 

Maharashtra government will provide cheap and assured electricity to farmers across the state through solar feeders in the next three years. This was stated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Ralegan Siddhi. He was speaking after performing the ground breaking ceremony for first solar project under the ‘Mukhyamantri Agricultural Solar Feeder’ scheme.

The important decision of using solar powered feeders has been taken make Maharashtra self sufficient in the power sector.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that currently each unit of electricity is generated at around Rs 6.50 and the cost will come down to Rs 3-3.25 when solar power is used. He added that farmers will be provided electricity at Rs 1.20.