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Government of India
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
09-March-2015 15:06 IST
Renewable Energy for Boosting Agriculture

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched solar pumping programme for irrigation and drinking water under off-grid and decentralized solar applications scheme for 1,00,000 pumps during 2014-15. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

The Minister further stated that for this purpose, Rs.400 Crores have been allocated for current Financial Year. So far, 19,501 Solar pumps for irrigation have been installed in the country, state-wise details are given below:- .

 

            Statewise cumulative installation of Solar Pump systems (31.01.2015)

 

 

Sl.No.

States

Pumps Nos.

1

Andhra Pradesh

613

2

Arunachal Pradesh

18

3

Assam

45

4

Bihar

139

5

Chhattisgarh

240

6

Goa

15

7

Gujarat

85

8

Haryana

469

9

Himachal Pradesh

6

10

Jammu & Kashmir

39

11

Karnataka

551

12

Kerala

810

13

Madhya Pradesh

87

14

Maharashtra

239

15

Manipur

40

16

Meghalaya

19

17

Mizoram

37

18

Nagaland

3

19

Orissa

56

20

Punjab

1857

21

Rajasthan

11603

22

Tamil Nadu

829

23

Tripura

151

24

Uttar Pradesh

1348

25

Uttarakhand

26

26

West Bengal

48

27

Andaman & Nicobar

5

28

Chandigarh

12

29

Delhi

90

30

Puducherry

21

 

Total

19,501

 

 

The Minister further stated that farmers are also eligible for financial support for biogas plants, solar lights and solar driers.

 

RM/RS-  USQ1197 – RS