Pune: The Mahavitaran will replace 3 HP for 5 HP Solar agricultural pumps for free. The pumps were provided under the Chief Minister’s Solar Agriculture Pump scheme will be replaced or repaired for free in case there is any technical fault in the pumps due to rain, storm and any other natural calamity, said an official.
At present, the danger of uncertain rain and storms is looming large over the State. Hence, there are chances of technical faults in the agricultural pumps or the Solar panels. The Energy Minister Dr Nitin Raut has directed to repair or replace those faulty solar pumps and panels immediately abiding by all the rules.
“The Chief Minister's Solar Agriculture Pump scheme was started for giving uninterrupted electricity supply and electricity supply during night hours to the Agricultural pumps. Mahavitaran was appointed for the implementation of this scheme. As per the scheme, Mahavitaran has completed the tendering process for the implementation/procurement of the 25 thousand solar agricultural pumps in the first phase and the process of the remaining 75 thousand Solar agricultural pumps of the second and third phase is in progress,” said Pune Mahavitaran Public Relation Officer Nishikant Raut.
“The work has been given to the selected agencies after taking a particular amount from the selected farmers who applied online for the solar pumps from the Mahavitaran web portal. The implementation of the solar agricultural pumps is being done by these agencies,” he said.
“As per the agreement between the agency and Mahavitaran, after the implementation of the solar agricultural pump/solar panels, the respective agency will have to replace or repair it. It will be applicable for 5 years in case of Solar agricultural pumps and 10 years in case of Solar panels. Therefore, at present, as there are instances of uncertain rain and storm, no amount will be charged if there is any fault in the Solar agricultural pump or the Solar Panel,” he added
The farmers can contact the 24X7 active toll-free numbers 18001023325 or 18002333435 or 1912 or even to the closest Mahavitaran office regarding the complaints of faulty Solar agricultural pumps or Solar panels. Mahavitaran will forward the complaint to the concerned agency and faulty Solar agricultural pump or Solar panels will be repaired or replaced.