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Rajasthan's Saur Krishi Ajivika Yojna:-Farmers can install Solar Plants with 30% Subsidy by MNRE

Under the (SKAY) scheme, farmers can give their barren land on lease to set up solar plants, which would help them elevate their living standards. The new online portal will be a platform where farmers and landowners can register their land to give on lease.

In order to promote decentralized solar power plants, being developed under PM-KUSUM Component C (Feeder level solarization) at load center having pre-dominantly agriculture load in rural areas, the state government has formulated “Saur Krishi AjivikaYojna” or “SKAY” under PM-KUSUM Component C (Feeder level solarization).


The objective of SKAY is to utilize state’s abundant land resources by giving farmers / land owners an opportunity to lease out their barren / unutilized land on pre-fixed lease basis for setting up of solar power plant. Rajasthan Discoms have developed a dedicated online portal where farmers / land owners can register their land for leasing out for setting up solar power plant. Solar power plant developers can also register on the portal to reach out to the registered farmers / land owners.


The portal (www.skayrajasthan.org.in) will act as a facilitator where interested farmers / land owners and solar power plant developers can collaborate to arrange land for a solar power plant on RESCO mode in the vicinity (preferably within 5 KMs radius) of identified 33/11 kV substations of Rajasthan Discoms as envisaged under PM-KUSUM Component C (Feeder level solarization).


Salient features of Saur Krishi Ajivika Yojna under PM-KUSUM Component C (Feeder level solarization):-

  • Rajasthan Discoms has already identified 33/11kV substations having primarily agriculture consumers on its 11kV feeder(s) and assess the substation wise Solar Power plant(s) capacity to be set up under PM-KUSUM Component C (Feeder level solarization).

  • All such proposed solar power plants’ list along with GPS coordinates of relevant substation of Discom is available on the portal.

  • Interested farmers / land owners who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online regarding their willingness to lease out their land for setting up solar power plant by developer.

  • In case of multiple ownership of one land parcel / area OR, group of farmers / land owners intending to register their group of land, all such farmers / land owners need nominate one of such farmer / land owner to submit the application on the portal and upload Power of Attorney (PoA) in favor of nominated farmer / land owner on the portal.

  • One land parcel / area can be registered against only one substation / plant location.

  • All applicants are required to make online payment of non-refundable registration fee without which application will not be considered.

  • Duly completed applications will be verified by Discoms' concerned field office.

  • A survey (in prescribed format) of the land & other credentials shall be carried out jointly by Discom field office and applicant or, their authorized representatives.

  • A broad connectivity diagram from land location to the substation will also be prepared by the same field office of Discom.

  • Discom(s) to float tenders for selection of RESCO developers for setting up solar power plants.

  • Any participating developer, in the bids invited by Discoms, shall NOT be bound to select the required land for any solar PV plant under the scheme from the list of land parcels shared by Discoms and therefore shall be free to identify as well as procure alternative land on their own.

  • Developers can collaborate with registered farmers / land owners by executing land lease agreement for 26 years or, arrange required land on their own for setting up solar power plant.

  • Successful developer shall be eligible for prescribed CFA from MNRE as per the modalities of Component C (feeder level solarization) under PM-KUSUM scheme.

  • Discoms shall procure the power from selected developer(s) at discovered levelized tariff for 25 years.

  • Developer to pay the agreed lease rent amount to the farmer / land owner or, authorized individual directly as per agreement payable during plant installation and commissioning phase (i.e. 9 months from award of contract).

  • Discoms to pay the applicable land lease rent directly to the registered farmer / land owner or, authorized individual and will recover the same from the monthly energy payables to developer after commissioning of the solar power plant.

  • The applicable lease rent under the scheme shall be payable to the farmer / land owner / authorized individual only after meeting following conditions:

  1. Work for setting up a solar PV project on the referenced land is awarded to a developer by Discom,

  2. The selected developer has executed Bi-party land lease agreement with the farmer / land owner for the land registered on the portal and furnish the same to designated Discoms' office.

  • Merely registration of land on the dedicated portal for the scheme shall not entitle the land owner to receive the lease rent.

  • Discom will not be a party in the lease agreement and will only act as a facilitator for land lease amount payment i.e. developer to bear the lease amount.

  • It shall be responsibility of the farmer / land owner to offer land of clear title, free from litigation and any incumbrances. For any false information or legal issues arises at any later stage, the farmer / land owner shall be responsible and no compensation / damages shall be paid by Discoms / Developers.

  • The Developer shall be responsible for verification of land ownership / information submitted by farmer / land owner and check for any litigation / disputes / any other issue(s) prior to execution of land lease agreement.

  • Under NO circumstances, Discom will be a party and/or, held responsible for any loss or, dispute arising between the farmer / land owner and the developer.

Eligibility condition for land owners for registration on the portal:

  • Any land owner (including but not limited to individual / Group of farmers, Registered co-operative Societies, organizations / associations / Institutions, etc).

  • Interested farmers / land owners (single / group) may register minimum 1 (one) hectare continuous land parcel.

  • In case of group of farmers / land owners, only one person to be nominated by the group with proper Power of Attorney (PoA) in favour of the nominated person.

Eligibility condition for developers for registration on the portal:

  • Any Solar Power Developer


Salient Features:

  • Discoms has identified 33/11 kV substations having primarily agriculture consumers on its 11 kV feeder(s) and assessed the substation wise Solar Power plant(s) capacity to be installed in the vicinity of substation.

  • The list of identified substations with capacities and other important information shall be visible on the portal without login.

  • Interested land owners/ farmers who meet the eligibility criteria can create their login credentials on the portal and submit application for registration of their land for the available solar power plant locations.

  • All applications shall be followed by online payment of non-refundable registration fee without which application will not be considered.

  • All submitted applications will be verified by Discoms’ concerned field office along with Joint Survey (in prescribed format) of the land & other credentials submitted with the application, in presence of applicant / applicant’s authorized representative.

  • A broad connectivity diagram from land location to the substation will also be prepared by the same field office of Discom.

  • Discom(s) to float tenders for selection of RESCO developers for setting up solar power plants.

  • If selected by the Discom, developers to get the eligible CFA from MNRE as per the modalities of Component C (feeder level) under PM-KUSUM scheme.

  • Discoms to procure the power from selected developer(s) at discovered levelized tariff for 26 years

Source:- https://www.skayrajasthan.org.in/


Disclaimer:- This post is just to give information about the Saur Krishi Ajivika Yojna by Rajasthan Govt. For more info; please visit the official website of the scheme i.e. https://www.skayrajasthan.org.in/ .



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