Baghel felicitates one-lakth Saur Sujala Yojna beneficiary

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel presents the cutout of one-lakth solar pump to the beneficiary in Jagdalpur. (Photo/Chhattisgarh Govt)

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated Surendra Nag, the one-lakth beneficiary of Saur Sujala Yojna at the main Republic Day event held in Jagdalpur, a state government’s press release informed on January 27, 2022.

Baglel underlined the success of the scheme by presenting the cutout of solar pump to Surendra Nag.

Under Saur Sujala Yojana, a water-supply arrangement for irrigation is being made available to farmers in the state.

The release added that thousands of farmers from naxal affected and tribal areas have been benefitted by the scheme.

CREDA is operating Saur Sujala Yojana to enhance the irrigation capacity and to expand the irrigated farming area in the non-electrified areas of the state.

Solar pumps of three and five horse-power capacity are being installed in the agricultural farms.

“Besides, solar pumps are also being installed in Gauthans, pastures and registered cowsheds under the ambitious Narva, Garva, Ghurva, Bari program of state government. Nearly one lakh 20 hectares of agricultural land is being irrigated by the solar pumps installed, under the scheme, across the state. As a result, carbon emissions have reduced by six lakh 55 thousand tons in the last five years,” the release informed.

The state government says that the installation of solar pumps has not only increased the agricultural production, but has also improved the ground-water-table in the state.

“This scheme is helping in strengthening the rural economy and in raising people’s standard of living. Due to the installation of pumps in the fields through Saur Sujala Yojana, farmers are now able take additional two crops, besides the crop taken during rainy season.”

The press release further added that the scheme has also reduced the dependence on conventional electricity for irrigation. (Press Release)

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