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

A Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program analysis finds that if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms across the country, India could surpass its solar target of 100 GW by 2022.

In their article, "Solar Irrigation Cooperatives: Creating the Frankenstein's Monster for India's Groundwater", Sahasranaman et al. (2018) erroneously conclude that, "the Dhundi pilot...is an experiment that has gone terribly wrong".

Scheme taken up at a cost of Rs. 50 cr.

The big ticket Rs 1.4 lakh crore KUSUM scheme to promote the use of solar power among farmers will be implemented from next month, renewable energy minister R K Singh said today.

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