Solar pumps are being installed to provide irrigation water and drinking water to the people in remote areas of Jashupar district under the Solar Sujala Scheme. Drinking water is also being supplied from solar pumps in ashrams and hostels. Jashpur district being a Vananchal region, the Sauler pump is becoming meaningful and a large number of farmers are using it by planting the rural Sauler pump in their fields, and are also becoming financially self-sufficient by cultivating good agriculture.
Giving information, Assistant Engineer of CREDA Department Mr. Sandeep Banjare said that a total of 6527 nos solar pumps have been installed from the financial year 2016-17 to 2019-20 and against the target allocated to the district in the year 2020-21, 1844 nos. Target has been achieved for solar pump beneficiaries and 156 nos. Of Gothan, pasture. This scheme is for all those farmers, that even if there is no water supply, they are unable to make any kind of arrangement for irrigation in the fields, this scheme is proving to be effective. Through this scheme, the poor farmers are getting more water by getting easy availability of water and irrigating their crops, they are improving their economic condition and leading to a better life. Beneficiary part 03 HP for the year 2020-21 15 thousand is payable for SC, ST population and Rs 20 thousand for general category. 05 hp 15 thousand for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, 21 thousand for the class and Rs 25 thousand for the general category. Apart from this, no additional amount will be payable from the beneficiaries. The said scheme is available on first come first serve basis. Applications for the Solar Sujala Scheme can be approached from the Rural Agricultural Extension Officer.