Farmers go photo voltaic, set up panels to run tubewell motors

Farmers go photo voltaic, set up panels to run tubewell motors



Tribune Information Service

Deepkamal Kaur

Kapurthala, June 1

Having not been sanctioned new tubewell connections, a lot of farmers of the Talwandi Mand space of Sultanpur Lodhi are choosing photo voltaic panels to run their tubewell motors.

The development is catching up because the farmers, who’ve already put in photo voltaic panels, are spreading a phrase about its advantages. Starting from a capability of 3-7.5 horsepower, these panels price between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh, say farmers.

Excessive gasoline charges

The gasoline price has zoomed. If we have now to run a diesel motor of the tubewell, it prices us round Rs 1,200 per day. That is not a viable possibility. —Mall Singh, bala village

Regardless that the farmers should not getting any subsidy, they nonetheless really feel that it’s a good substitute for the normal diesel-operated motor. “The price of gasoline has zoomed. If we have now to run a diesel motor of the tubewell even for an hour within the paddy season, it prices us round Rs 150. For operating the motor for eight hours, it’ll price us Rs 1,200 per day. That is not a viable possibility,” stated Mall Singh of Baja village, who has put in two panels in his fields.

“Until the final season solely two or three farmers in our space had put in photo voltaic panels, now not less than 45 farmers round my village have opted for these,” stated Resham Singh, a retired agricultural officer.

Resham Singh stated, “Our villages fall alongside the Beas and are flood-prone. The Mand space extends as much as 8,000 hectares. Of this, 5,000 hectares fall within the ‘darkish zone’ the place nobody can get a connection for tubewell.”

Price between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh

Starting from a capability of 3-7.5 horsepower, the photo voltaic panels price between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh, say farmers.





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