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Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), India’s first solar power-run micro irrigation project has been launched in which state?
1. Gujarat
2. Haryana
3. Bihar
4. Madhya Pradesh

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Haryana

The correct answer is Haryana.

  • The first, solar-based micro-irrigation project of India, has been recently launched at Dera Fateh Singh village in Pehowa in Kurukshetra district of Haryana.

  • This project is the country’s first pilot project on micro-irrigation under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
  • Under the Central government’s initiative “more crop, per drop”, the project will draw energy from solar panels and the power grid.

  • Recently, The Chief Minister of Haryana Sri Manohar Lal Khattar announced an 85 per cent subsidy for solar power-run micro-irrigation projects in 36 administrative blocks that are facing acute depletion of the underground water table.

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