AN EMPERICAL STUDY ON FARMER ACCEPTANCE OF SURYA RAITHA SCHEME BY GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
Publication Date : 20/03/2018
Government of Karnataka has planned to harness Solar Energy for the benefit of the Farmer. The state government announced the launch of the ambitious suryaraitha programme. The programme will ensure solar panels are placed to generate electricity for running irrigation pump sets, and will also enable farmers to sell excess power generated to the government. In this paper an effort is made to find how suryaraitha scheme is helpful for farmers, and how effectively farmers and government can utilize this natural power. In this paper a structured questionnaire was used to collect primary data from a sample size of 210 respondents, various statistical tool such as frequency table, KMO and Bartlett’s test, Communalities Test, reliability statistics, Anova, Correlation and Chi-squae. There are many advantage of this scheme from this scheme farmers can earn money. This paper has made an effort to analyze the pros and cons of suryaraitha scheme and understand farmers preferences on solar v/s electric pumps and suggest the various methods of create awareness amongst the farmer about this scheme.
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