Nearly 36 thousand 393 solar pumps have been installed in various parts of the state till now under Saur Sujala Yojana. Besides, installation of nearly 20 thousand solar pumps has been proposed.
This information was provided at the meeting of Governing Body of Chhattisgarh state Renewable Energy Development Authority (CREDA) chaired by Mr. Purand Mishra.
In the meeting, various proposals were discussed in detail. It was informed in the meeting that this year, state government has sanctioned Rs 738 crore 61 lakh for various schemes of CREDA.
Officials informed that Saur Sujala Yojana was launched in year 2016-17for establishing solar pumps in farms, where it is not possible to supply electricity.
Under this scheme, 12 thousand 80 solar pumps have been installed in fields of farmers. In the second phase, target of installing 25 thousand solar pumps has been set, under which nearly 24 thousand 313 solar pumps have already been installed and remaining 687 will also be installed by the end of this month.
Likewise, in the third phase, installation of more than 20 thousand solar pumps has been proposed. It was informed in the meeting that in association with Bureau of Energy Effeciency (BEE), Government of India, Raipur city has been selected for establishing LEDs and other testing lab.
It was informed in the meeting that under Saubhagya Yojana 1753 villages, 45 thousand 417 households of majra-tola of 21 districts by December month of current year.
This work is in progress and total expenditure on the scheme is Rs 277 crore. The meeting was attended by Secretary Energy Department Mr. Siddharthartha Komal Pardeshi, CREDA CEI Mr. Alok Katiyar.>