The Gujarat government on Saturday launched a solar power scheme for farmers- Suryashakti Kisan Yojana enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.

Announcing the pilot project of the scheme in Gandhinagar, chief minister Vijay Rupani termed it a revolutionary step towards empowering farmers to generate their own electricity using solar energy and help doubling their income.

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The Indian Government has signalled its intention to launch the largest tender for new solar power capacity in the world.

Power Minister R K Singh told an event in New Delhi this week that the government plans to launch an unprecedented bid for 100,000 megawatts (MW) of new clean energy.

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