September 4, 2015: With a view to change the practice of providing subsidy on electricity supply to farmers for tubewells, the Haryana government is planning to provide incentives for usage of solar pumps.
The state government is working on a scheme to install solar pumps at tubewells is under process. It is expected to be implemented in a phased manner and the government is currently in negotiations with the companies.
The state government has fixed a target to generate 400 MW renewable energy by the year end. The tender process to generate 150 MW solar power has already been started and discussions are under way with corporations of central government to generate additional renewable energy so as to achieve the target.