Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government would be providing subsidy to 10,000 farmers to help them in purchase solar water pumps for their agriculture purpose, said state agriculture minister Surya Pratap Sahi here on Wednesday.
“The farmers would be given solar pump subsidy from November 15 to December 10 and the farmers who will bring the bank draft of their share would be given the subsidy on first-come basis,” he said.
Talking to reporters here said that the government will provide 70 per cent subsidy on the 3 hp solar pumps and 40 per cent subsidy would be given on 5 hp solar pumps.
Mr Sahi said that the government has already announced subsidy of 80 per cent on 8 agricultural equipment who were given the benefit till November 5.
Claiming about the new maize purchase policy of the government, he said that one lakh tonne of maize would be purchased in 20 districts.