Nagpur, Nov 29 (UNI) The Maharashtra government was preparing a policy to give long-term benefits to farmers, whose lands have been acquired for setting up windmills, Minister for Non-Conventional Energy Vinay Kore told the state Legislative Council today.
Replying to a calling attention motion from Prakash Shendge (BJP) and others, Mr Kore said the policy would take care of the issues affecting farmers whose lands had been acquired for windmills. Such farmers would not be left to fend for themselves but the viability of proposals for making them shareholders in the profit of windmills or giving them rent on a permanent basis would be considered by the government.
The minister did not give details of the policy as it was being finalised. The draft policy would be finalised in two or three months, he added.