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GOVT. SPONSORED SCHEMES

Farm Sector

Solar Schemes
( MNRE, GOI, has advised stoppage of subsidy of solar schemes routed through NABARD with effect from 15 March 2017.)
 
At present, to promote the use of solar energy, two capital linked subsidy schemes of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GoI, ie. Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping systems and MNRE Lighting Scheme 2016 are operated through NABARD.
 
A.Capital Subsidy Scheme for promoting Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping systems for Irrigation and other purposes
 
MNRE,GoI has launched a new scheme to support 30000 solar pumping units per year with revised parameters which is effective from 3 November 2014. Main objective of the scheme is to replace diesel pumpsets with solar pumpsets as also to reduce dependence on grid power.  The solar pumpsets are environment-friendly and offer tremendous benefits to farmers.  They involve very low operating cost and provide uninterrupted power supply to farmers enabling increase in agriculture production and income. Subsidy under the scheme is available only for solar systems that are procured from empanelled manufacturers/entrepreneurs by MNRE,GoI for solar water pumping programme.
 
Who can benefit from the scheme
 
Individuals, group of individuals, SHGs, JLGs, NGOs, Farmers’ Clubs, Farmers Producer Organisation, Farmers Producer Company. Private/Public Limited Companies/Corporates are not eligible.
 
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B. MNRE Lighting Scheme 2016
 
Capital Subsidy Scheme for Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Lighting Systems
MNRE,GoI has launched the MNRE Lighting Scheme -2016 to support LED based systems  w. e. f. 29.2.2016 . Loan sanctioned from 29 February 2016 and upto 31 March 2017 can be considered eligible for subsidy under the scheme. Under the scheme, subsidy support will be available only for 6 models of LED based lighting systems and 6 models of Solar Home Systems (Solar Power Packs-DC/AC models).Subsidy under the scheme is available only for solar systems that are procured from empanelled manufacturers/entrepreneurs by  MNRE,GoI .
 
Who can benefit from the scheme
 
Individuals, group of individuals, SHGs, JLGs, NGOs, Trusts,Farmers’ Clubs, Registered Farmers Producer Organisations. Private/Public Limited Companies/Corporates will not be eligible.  
 
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