Farmers in Haryana who want to buy 3-10 HP solar powered pumps will be given these pumps at a heavy subsidy of upto 75%. In addition, Gaushalas, water users association and community irrigation systems will also be given a subsidy on these pumps of up to 75%.
ADC of Gurugram, Mohammad Imran Raza said that the use of diesel pumps not only is costly but also pollutes the air and hence the stress on slar pumps. The government will ahnd over 3, 5, 7.5 & 10 HP pumps to farmers at a subsidy, he pointed out. Such pumps will be given to only those farmers who use drip irrigation and allied methods in their fields and also have farm ponds.