Solar-powered irrigation is being aggressively promoted by the government as an affordable and sustainable solution for agriculture as well as the rising burden of electricity subsidy. But will solar pumps become a win-win situation for all stakeholders?

This paper seeks to assist policy-makers and researchers in India who are working to promote the uptake of off-grid, solar-powered pumps for groundwater irrigation. It begins by setting out key WEF linkages of importance for off-grid solar pumps.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Subsidy for Solar System for Irrigation, 09/07/2019. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), has launched a scheme for assisting farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar and other renewable power plants in the country on 08.03.2019.

Greenpeace India’s Solarisation of Agriculture report, examines five models of solar irrigation pumps in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Odisha, looking at state policies and cost/revenue and benefit sharing associated with each case study.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice inviting suggestions and comments from stakeholders on the draft guidelines for implementation of the scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power plants.

Government stresses on creation of green jobs, but we need a growth plan strategy, say academicians and industry experts

This report takes stock of the experiences with solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) around the world. What are the real costs and benefits of SPIS compared with other technologies? What rules, regulations and policies are needed to manage the risks and realize the potential of such systems? What are viable business models?

Out of the total project cost of Rs 240 crore, the Centre and the state will bear Rs 50 crore and Rs 12 crore, respectively, said Bawankule.

ICSSR-funded BITS, Pilani project also found a significant decline in the consumption of fuel in the agriculture sector

The Finance Ministry has reportedly asked the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy rework funding plans

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