Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saur SujalaYojna in Chhattisgarh on 1st November on the occasion of state’s 16th foundation day. The scheme, dedicated to all the farmers, was started by the government of Chhattisgarh.
Benefits of the Saur SujalaYojna:
- Under this scheme, the farmers will get solar powered irrigation pumps atsubsidized Around 51,000 farmers will be benefitted with the launch of this scheme in upcoming two years.
- Under the scheme, solar powered pumps of 3HP and 5HP capacity worth Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh respectively will be provided to the farmers at subsidized rates of Rs 7000 and Rs 20000 respectively.
- In the upcoming three years, around 51,000 solar powered irrigation pumps will be provided to the farmers.
- Chhattisgarh was established on 1 November 2000 after its separation from Madhya Pradesh.