Haryana finance minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that the state Government is mulling to implement a solar based tubewell scheme in the state. The scheme aims to benefit the farmers as they would be able to generate electricity and earn income.
He said that under this scheme, six lakh tubewells in the State would be linked with solar energy. The farmers would be able to utilize the solar energy as per the requirement and also sell the surplus power available with them. This would help them earn income, he added. He said that the aim of the scheme is to make the farmer producer besides the consumer. The power subsidy of Rs. 7000 crore to be given under this scheme would also be borne by the state government. This scheme would be finalized soon, he added.
While referring to the success of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme, the Finance Minister said that Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi had launched this scheme from Haryana and it is matter of pride that Haryana is the first State in the country to achieve its target. He said that prior to implementation of this scheme, the sex ratio in the state was 850 girls per 1000 boys, but within short span of three years, today this number has reached to 914 girls per 1000 boys which is a record success.
On being asked about the problem of pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR) area, Capt. Abhimanyu said that this problem is not only due to the burning of agriculture residue by the farmers instead there are several other reasons. He said that though burning of crop residue in the fields is not appropriate yet it is a fact that farmers carry out this activity for only one month. Keeping in this view, it could not be considered as an only reason of pollution. Lack of solid waste management facilities and air pollution in the National Capital Delhi are among the reasons behind increase in air pollution.