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Focus on three areas to boost rural economy in Andhra Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 2, 2020

Energy Secretary Srikant Nagulapalli has said that the State government is focusing on three areas— to establish 10,000 megawatts (MW) solar power plants in the four districts of Rayalaseema, to...

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Gujarat spent less than 5% of Rs 1,048 crore budget allocated for climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Gujarat was the first state in India to constitute a climate change department in 2009. A decade later, its performance has been rather dismal. Of the Rs 1,048.26 crore allocated in the 2019-20 budget to the department that was the brain-child of the then chief minister...

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KUSUM scheme for solar uptake by farmers: A fineprint

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 22, 2019

The government has published the guidelines for the implementation of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power...

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Saudi Arabia to invest $100 bn in India; Energy, infra, agriculture in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2019

 Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced that it will invest $100 billion in India, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. "Big announcement - Saudi Arabia to invest $100 bn in India - a huge vote of confidence in the Indian economy," Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Kumar further said that...

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Tata Projects, eFresh tie up for ‘smart’ pumpset starters

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 18, 2017

It is now possible for a farmer to operate his pumpset to irrigate fields with a mobile phone.

In what is termed as ‘smart irrigation’, eFresh Agribusiness Solutions has partnered with Tata Projects to launch a TQ mobile phone operated pump-starter in Sangareddy...

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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announces solar feeders to power agro pumps

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 17, 2017

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the Maharashtra government will start solar feeders to ensure 12-hour power supply for agro pumps across the state.


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Maharashtra farmers get solar push from govt for better land irrigation

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 10, 2017

Farmers in Peth, Surgana and Trimbakeshwar are not dependent on the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) any more thanks to new solar pumps by the government....

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Farm scientists urged to mitigate climate impact

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 22, 2017

In a bid to effectively tackle the growing threat of climate change to the country’s agriculture sector, Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand called upon farm scientists to come out with a region-...

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Mahagenco proposes separate solar feeders for farmers

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 20, 2017

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd (Mahagenco) has floated tenders to set up separate solar feeders for the agriculture sector. It is one of the most ambitious projects of the...

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