Mukhya Mantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana to Lower Power Costs and Support Farmers, Says MSEB Official

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The Maharashtra State Electricity Board Holding Company has launched the ‘Mukhya Mantri Saur (solar) Krishi Vahini Yojana’ to provide uninterrupted day-time supply to farmers and reduce the purchase cost of electricity.


Under the scheme, land will be leased for 30 years for solar power generation, with the government paying Rs 1.25 lakh per hectare as rent. The aim is to generate 7,000 MW of electricity, requiring 28,000 acres of land, with plans to start the scheme by December 2025.

Independent Director of the MSEB Holding Company, Vishwas Pathak, believes the scheme will bring down power purchase costs from Rs 8 per unit to Rs 3-3.50 per unit. Farmers will receive electricity at the same rate as now, Rs 1.5 per unit.


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