Andhra Pradesh

Farmers receive solar pump-sets free of cost

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu handing over the allotment letter for solar pump-set to a farmer in Nellore.— PHOTO: By Arrangement  

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu handed over allotment letter pertaining to a solar pump-set to one of the 123 SC/ST beneficiaries, Swarna Guravaiah, during his visit to the Genco power plant at Krishnapatnam here on Saturday.

The Chief Minister handed over the letter in the presence of Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, and Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Science & Technology Y.S. Chowdary.

Meenakshi Energy Private Limited (MEPL) came forward to implement the solar initiative as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Two Tata solar pump-sets worth Rs. 7.3 lakh were given free of cost to eight farmers to irrigate 10 acres of land at Dumpavaripalli of Thirumalapuram gram panchayat as part of a pilot project.

Later, the MEPL decided to supply 121 solar pump-sets in two phases by paying the beneficiaries’ share of Rs. 55,000 under the NTR Jala Siri Programme partnering with the authorities in this renewable platform by spending Rs. 66,55,000.

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