New Delhi: The government has taken an important step to end the use of diesel. India is hoping to reduce the use of diesel on farms to zero and convert the agriculture sector to renewable energy by 2024.
Union Energy Minister RK Singh has said that the use of diesel in agriculture will almost end in the next two years in India. In place of diesel in agriculture, fossil fuel will be used with renewable energy.
The Energy Minister, along with officials from the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Renewable Energy, stressed the need for cooperation between the central and state governments for large scale use of energy efficiency measures.
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He said that the central government is working for a new and modern India, which cannot happen without modern electricity system. And he is ready to work with all the states and union territories for modern India.
He said that commercial buildings should comply with ECBS and domestic buildings should comply with ECO NIVAS. He said that with the help of energy storage, all the demand for electricity will be met by non-fossil fuel methods.
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Solar Irrigation Pump
The Ministry of Power has encouraged farmers to use solar powered irrigation pumps instead of diesel powered irrigation pumps. Now many solar pump schemes are being run by the government. Under these schemes, financial assistance is also provided to the farmers for solar powered pumps. State governments have also started giving subsidy to install solar irrigation pumps.
Farmers’ income will increase
According to government data, diesel accounts for about 2/5 of India’s total fuel consumption. India’s agriculture sector is one of the largest users of fuel, especially diesel. In such a situation, this step of using solar energy can prove to be the most effective. This will reduce the consumption of diesel and will also save the cost of the farmers.
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