Gujarat is going to launch ‘Agro-Solar Policy’ [ Current Affairs ]


About Agro - Solar Policy: Gujarat has become the first state in India by going to launch ‘Agro - Solar Policy’ for farmers. This policy will encourage the farmers to rap free solar energy from sun.

  • Power generation companies will give 30 to 40 percent share from the profit of power generation to the farmers.
  • Energy Research and Management Institute of Gujarat (GERMI) will be the implementing organization for projects of Agro - Solar Policy.
  • Under this policy, Farmers can use the free solar energy for their own ingesting purpose
  • They can also sell the surplus energy to the state’s run power generation companies.
  • Power generation companies will set up solar photo voltaic plants in different agricultural fields.
  • They will provide power generation without any disturbance to agricultural production.

In Gujarat, Power generation companies who set up solar photovoltaic plants:

  • Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL),
  • Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) and
  • Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL)

These plants will be set up at ends of the fields so that farmers can also grow their crops.

- Published on: August 24, 2015