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Farmers Get Subsidy up to 30% for Installing Solar Water Pumps: MNRE

Till now over 1.85 lakh solar water pumps have been reported installed in the country under the MNRE Programme. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh mentioned that the ministry is providing subsidy up to 30% of […]

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Punjab to Install 20,000 Solar Water Pumps by 2022

solar hydro pumping project would be given impetus which would act as a game changer in the irrigation sector and within a few years span By the year 2020, Punjab government is aiming to install 20,000 solar water pumps across the state. The project will be executed under the solar hydro pumping project. The state […]

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MNRE Amends MSME Participation Norms for Solar Water Pump Tenders

It has issued a Standard Bidding Document (SBD) for the procurement and installation of solar water pumps under the Ministry’s off-grid programme. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the norms for participation of MSME sector/ startups in tenders for solar water pumps. Moreover, it has issued a Standard Bidding Document (SBD) […]

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Solar Water Pumping System Market in India to Grow at a CAGR of 18%: Research and Markets

Research and Markets in its latest report “India Solar Water Pumping System Market (2017-2022) forecasts the Indian solar water pumping system market to grow at a CAGR of 18% during FY 2017-2022 Currently, 26 million agricultural pumps are installed in India of which nearly 7 million pumps are diesel based and remaining are grid connected. However, due to unreliable […]

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Solar water pump market in India struggles to take off

In 2014, PM Narendra Modi set a target to install 1 million solar water pumps, equivalent to approximately 3000 MW, for irrigation and drinking water by 2021. But actual cumulative installed base stood at merely 25000 pumps as of April 2016. The bleak performance is despite the government offering massive subsidies of as much as […]

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Cooch Behar’s 51 enclaves to get solar water pumps for power, irrigation

North Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh has stated that solar-based water pumping units would be set up in the 51 enclaves that had become a part of India last year, following the historic exchange of land between India and Bangladesh. The step is being taken in a bid to make residents of enclaves in Cooch […]

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Haryana to get 3,050 solar water pumps

In a bid to encourage farmers go solar; Haryana government has announced to install 3,050 solar water pumps of 2 HP, 5 HP and 10 HP in the current financial year in the state with 90 per cent subsidy. 3050 solar water pumps will be installed will be installed with 10 percent farmer’s share and […]

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As Farmers Switch to Solar Pumps, Experts Fear Groundwater Exploitation

Though the off-grid solar pumps have made life easy for farmers in many villages across India, many fear they are likely to lead to over-exploitation of groundwater.  In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn’t available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji […]

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