Towards Solar-Powered Agricultural Water Pumps

Undertaken By: Multiple,    Recent Publication: 2018

Agriculture contributes to 15 per cent of India’s GDP and employs 50 per cent of the workforce. Reliable irrigation, therefore, is a critical requirement not just for the farmer but also for the country. Solar irrigation pumps are a promising alternative to traditional water pumping systems which usually operate on grid electricity, diesel and kerosene. Given their potential, Shakti is working with stakeholders to help in the design and implementation of large-scale solar irrigation pump programs.