Amaravati: Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh said the State government would supply solar pump sets to SCs and BCs at subsidy rates under NTR Jalasiri scheme.
Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh holding a meeting with officials at the Secretariat at Velagapudi on Monday
He said Rs 116 crore was allotted for Jalasiri phase-2 programme and it was targeted to arrange solar pump sets for 17,759 borewells by January, 2018. He suggested to officials to expedite the programme of digging borewells under NTR Jalasiri scheme.
He said farmers dug 17,789 borewells till now against the target of 30,500 under phase-2 of NTR Jalasiri. He said 9,959 farmers have been paid amount for purchasing solar pump sets for the borewells.
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