Haryana government has announced to implement the integrated solar based micro irrigation scheme (ISBMI) in all districts of the State and formed a Committee under the Chairman of Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) to chalk out a plan in this regard.
Presently, this scheme is being implemented on pilot basis in commands of 14 different canal outlets spread over 13 districts of the State.
The Committee will comprised of
1. Chief Engineer, Command Area Development Authority (CADA) as a Member Secretary of the Committee,
2. Director General, Horticulture, Superintending Engineering (Commercial), Power Department, Superintending Engineering, HAREDA and representative from Agriculture Department would be the other members of the Committee.
The Committee would chalk out a complete strategy for the implementation of solar based micro irrigation system in all districts of the Haryana state and submit a report in this regard.
Integrated Solar Based Micro Irrigation scheme
Solar based micro irrigation system would not only save electricity and water considerably but also prove to be economical for the farmers.
The farmers would not be required to install tubewells at their own level instead they just have to pay a nominal amount for water according the crops.
The Haryana government will also initiate a solar based project for utilizing the surplus water from overflowing ponds in the villages.