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Agriculture Voltage Technology by Agricultural Ministry 

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  • March 12, 2021
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Agriculture Voltage Technology by Agricultural Ministry 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions & GS – III – Technology; Agriculture 

In news

  • Union Minister of Agriculture informed Lok Sabha about the Agriculture Voltage Technology.

Key takeaways 

  • Agri-voltaic system of 105 KW capacity was developed by ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur.
  • This technology can increase the income of farmers by generation of electricity and growing of cash crops simultaneously.
  • Under component-I of KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan) scheme, there is a provision for installation of agri-voltaic system in farmers’ fields with a capacity ranging from 500 KW to 2 MW.
  • National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has also documented 13 operational agri-voltaic systems in India. 

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