Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme: The agriculture sector is considered as the backbone of the nation. Numerous inventive measures are provided by the government to the agriculture sector to increase the productivity of the crops. Along with the quantity of the crop the quality is also to be maintained. The government has launched lot of schemes for the farmers which makes the production easier and it also reduce the man power needed for it.
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Today, in this article we will be discussing the agricultural scheme released by the Government of Karnataka to provide ease to the farmers of the state so that more productivity can be carried out from the farms. The name of the scheme is the Surya Raitha Scheme which will be available for the ranchers and farm owners in the state of Karnataka. The article consists of all the major contents which include the application form, eligibility, benefits, steps to apply, and important documents required to avail the scheme etc.
Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme
Under the scheme, the authority will provide the solar pump set to the beneficiaries. Generally, the farmers have to use the electric motor which extract the water from the reservoir or canals and then pump into the farms. However, in the case of the solar pump set the equipment will not require electricity to pump the water in the farms. The solar panel will be charged from the rays of the sun and the energy will be stored in the batteries. Once the batteries are charged the machine can used to pump the water into the farms.
The authority has planned to distribute around 310 pumps at the first phase of the scheme. The pumps will not only supply water to the farms but also provide excess electricity to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM). The excess electricity produced by the solar panel will be delivered to the electricity for the department shall be paying to the farm owner who has installed the solar panel on their farms.
Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme – Overview
The detail of the scheme provided by the authority is provided below.
|Authority||Government of Karnataka|
|Scheme Name||Karnataka Surya Raitha|
|Mode of Application||Online/ offline|
|Objectives||To provide solar pumps to the farmers, ranchers.|
|Essential Eligibility||should be a permanent resident of the State|
Karnataka Solar Pump Scheme Benefits
The introduction of new technologies in the agriculture sector have boosted the growth of the sector. It is due to the technology enhancement that the country stands at number fourth in the list of top agricultural countries in the world. Still, we have not attained complete control over the losses in the agricultural sector. One of the important reason is due to improper watering over the crop. Due to improper weather condition the sufficient water is not available to the crop which results in the crop destruction. The solar pumps can help in this case as during the time when the water is available, farmers can use the pumps to store the water which can be used at the time of emergency. Some of the other benefits of the solar pump scheme are-:
- Reduced the manpower involved in Irrigation of crop.
- Farmer can have continuous supply of water for irrigation even after the power cut.
- The excess electricity produced by the solar pump will be transferred to the electricity department for which the applicant will be paid.
- The eco friendly pump saves the consumption of electricity as it works on the solar energy.
- The running cost of the solar pump is very low as compared to the fuel pump.
- The pumping energy of the solar pump is some what less than electric/fuel pump. However, the pumping output can be set manually.
- Apart from self consumption, the applicant can earn 50,000 per annum by installing the 10kwh solar pump plant on their farms.
Important Documents Required
The list of essential documents required to avail of the scheme are given below. If you are applying online for the application then the documents must be scanned and uploaded to the official portal. The details of the
- Aadhar Card
- Land Details
- Identity Proof
- Bank Account Details
- Residential Proof
- Valid Mobile Number
- Passport Size Photo
- PAN Card.
Essential Eligibility for the Scheme
Applicant must qualify the eligibility criteria in order to get eligible for the scheme. The details of the essential eligibility for the scheme are depicted below.
- The applicant applying for the scheme should be a permanent resident of the state of Karnataka.
- Applicant must have arable land.
- Should have a bank account.
- Applicant from unreserved/reserved categories can apply.
How to apply for Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme?
Applicant can easily avail the Surya Raitha Scheme online. The scheme is the part of the PM-Kusum yojana which motivates the farmers to use advanced equipment rather than using traditional methods of farming. The steps to apply for the scheme is available online.
Step 1- Applicant have to initially browse to the official portal of the Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme i.e. www.kredlinfo.in
Step 2- The homepage of the official portal will appear on the screen. Tap on the application form link for the “Online Application for Off Grid Solar Water Pumping System under PM-KUSUM, Component B.
Step 3- The application form for the solar pumping system will appear on the screen.
Step 4- In the application form the information entered by the applicant must be valid. The applicant has to provide the details of their Name and Contact, Residential address, Details of Land, Payment Details, Category Certificate Number, Ration card details etc.
Step 5- After you have filled all the details asked in the application form. Tap on the submit button to register for the scheme.
Through the scheme, the authority wants to initiate the use of advanced equipment in the sector of Agriculture. Using modern equipment will increase production along and the reduce the manpower required in the farm.
Under the Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme, the authority will provide solar pump to the farmers who have arable land on their name. The authority will provide the solar pump at a subsidized rate. The solar pump will replace the old diesel and electric generator pumps.
The authority has released a total of 310 pumps in the first phase of the scheme.
The scheme is currently active and can be availed by filling the application form which can be extracted form the direct links provided in the article.
The applicant can avail the subsidy of 50% on the installation of a new solar pump under the Karnataka Surya Raitha Scheme.
Applicants who have any queries regarding the scheme can contact the details provided below.
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd.
Phone:080- 22207851/ 22208109