Raman Parmar, a native of Thamna village in Anand district of central Gujarat,  is perhaps the first farmer in the country to sell power harvested from his own farm.

On Friday, Raman Parmar was handed over a cheque of Rs 7500 for the 1500 units of surplus power that was produced in his farm and was fed to the electricity grid during the last four months. The payment was made by International Water Management Institute (IWMI), which with the help of MGVCL (Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd) — a state electricity discom — has set up this demonstration project in the village, as a viable business model for farmers who wish to harvest solar energy and add to their agricultural incomes.

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Source: http://indianexpress.com/