Provision of Solar Powered pumping system (Non-tracking type)
The scheme was sanctioned for the year 2012-13 for providing 5 Hp AC solar powered pumping system (non-tracking type) to the farmers preferably in delta districts, with 80% subsidy of which 50% assistance is provided under NADP and 30% assistance from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GOI. Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) finalized the companies through tender for the implementation of the scheme during 2013-14.
Solar PV Pumping with automatic tracking facility with Micro irrigation
The Hon’ble Chief Minister has announced under rule 110 the scheme of providing a comprehensive package of Solar powered pumping system with 80% subsidy, linked with suitable Micro irrigation system as per the existing norms along with forward linkage of precision farming / front-end technologies, crop specific improved cultivation methods etc. to the progressive farmers in the year 2013-14. The scheme was proposed with the following objectives viz., to ensure energy security to the farmers for irrigating the crops with no recurring expenditure, to promote non-conventional energy in agriculture sector, to improve the water use efficiency by judicious use of irrigation water and thereby achieve improvement in agricultural production and productivity of the crops under this system.