About Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana-उत्तराखंड मुख्यमंत्री सौर स्वरोजगार योजना
The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat recently launched Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana in Dehradun. The scheme promotes self-employment of the youth. It also promotes production of green energy.
The Yojana Saur Swarojgar Yojana aims at creating self-employment for nearly 10,000 youths, migrants in the state who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday (October 8, 2020) launched Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana. The Yojana aims at creating self-employment for nearly 10,000 youths in the state.
Speaking to media during the launch event, Rawat said, ”The beneficiaries will be allocated solar plants of 25 kilowatts each. 10,000 people will get self-employment under this scheme.”
The targeted beneficiaries, including the youth and migrants who have returned home after leaving their jobs in various parts of the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rawat added, ”The yojana will not only provide them employment but also promote production of green energy.”
Giving me details about the solar plants, Uttrakhand’s Power Secretary Radhika Jha said, ”A total of 1.5-2 nalis (land measurement unit) of land and Rs 10 lakh at the rate of Rs 40,000 per unit are required to set up each of these plants, which will generate 38,000 units of electricity per annum and will be bought by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd for 25 years.”
She added that cooperative banks will grant loans at an interest rate of eight per cent per year for 15 years to set up the solar plants on private land or on land taken on lease.
Meanwhile, highlighting the important role of banks in the scheme, Rawat asked the district magistrates to coordinate constantly with the banks to ensure that the beneficiaries get loans easily for setting up the solar plants.
Key highlights-Uttarakhand Solar Rojgar Scheme 2020
Uttrakhand CM Rawat said nearly 10,000 people will get employment under the scheme.
The solar plant will generate 38,000 units of electricity per annum and will be bought by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd for 25 years.
To set up the solar plants, the cooperative banks will grant loans at an interest rate of eight per cent per year for 15 years.
Objectives of Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana 2020
The aim of the scheme is to promote the production of green energy and to provide self-employment opportunities to the youth of the State and returning migrants.
To prevent migration in the search of jobs in hilly and rural areas.
To develop means of income by planting solar power plants on such agricultural land which is becoming barren.
To promote the production of green energy in the state and ensure the fulfillment of RPO.