The report attempts to bridge the knowledge gap through the analysis of 1600 farmers’ interviews, and 10 focused group discussions with farmers. The study is focused on Uttar Pradesh, the state with the largest population of farmers in the country.

Solar pumps could improve access to sustainable irrigation for farmers in India. The central government is committed to supporting solar pumps through capital subsidy schemes.

Solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) offer significant opportunities to facilitate irrigation access in an environmentally-sustainable manner. In India, with a substantial government support in form of capital subsidies, over 100,000 solar pumps had been installed by December 2016.

Rajahmundry: The state government encourages ‘surya dharana’ (sun worship) in a big way in the state and exposure to sun rays during the early hours of the day that would help people to safeguard t

NEW DELHI: The solar city initiative, which aims to promote the use of renewable energy in housing societies, was inaugurated by power minister Satyendar Jain at Dwarka on Sunday.

CHENNAI: In a bid to phase out free power and promote the use of renewable energy, the Tamil Nadu government is pushing for the adoption of solar pumps for agriculture, by offering 90% subsidy to t

BIJNOR: Government's efforts to encourage farmers to switch over to alternate forms of energy has hit a roadblock as the cost of the solar water pumps has increased from Rs 23,000 to Rs 51,000.

Solar power developers seem to be having a rethink on the aggressive approach to bag contracts as this had whittled down tariffs to unprofitably low levels.

AHMEDABAD: To turn farmers into solar power producers for their local agricultural requirements, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) recently funded a pilot research project to prom

As of 2011, Gurgaon had a population of about 9 lakh, witnessing rapid urbanisation.

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