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Govt to provide interest free loans to farmers for solar tube-wells

Latest Update: July 5, 2015 | 160 Views

ISLAMABAD: The Government plans to launch a scheme to provide interest free loans to farmers for setting up new solar tube-wells.

The initiative will facilitate the small growers in reducing heavy expenditure incurred on diesel and electricity tube-wells.

It is estimated that the cost of half cusec solar tube-well may be up to 1.1 million rupees. Against a deposit of one hundred thousand rupees the government will provide interest free loans through the commercial Banks. The government will pick up the mark-up cost on these loans.

Under this scheme mark-up free loans will be provided for thirty thousand tube-wells in the next three years. All farmers with land holdings up to 12.5 acres will be eligible to apply for this loan.


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