What is Kisan Suryodaya Yojana and its Aims?
Prime Minister launched the ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’ aimed at providing day-time electricity to farmers in Gujarat for irrigation and farming purposes.
About 3500 circuit kilometers of new transmission lines will be laid in the next 2-3 years and will be implemented in more than a thousand villages in the coming days and most of these villages are in tribal dominated areas. It will change the lives of lakhs of farmers, when the entire Gujarat gets the power supply through this scheme.
The reason to make a major investment in the infrastructure of the agriculture sector is to reduce the costs per input and enhance the productivity.
Rs. 3,500 crore will be spent over the next three years for providing solar power to farmers for irrigation during daytime.
Providing electricity during the day would help the farmers in setting up micro-irrigation and Kisan Suryodaya Yojana would help in the expansion of micro-irrigation in the state.
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