Solar Irrigation for the “Last Mile”

Kalinga Renewable Energy Manufacturers Pvt. Limited (KARMA), a start-up from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar, innovates in mobile solar irrigation pumps for small and fragmented landholdings in rural Bihar and Odisha.   Due to poor irrigation infrastructure and a lack of reliable electricity grids in rural Bihar, farmers…

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Solar Irrigation in South Asia: Emerging evidence of impacts on mitigation, adaptation, equity and groundwater

-Dr. Aditi Mukherji: Alleviating poverty with minimal carbon emission is at the heart of climate-resilient development. This need is particularly acute in South Asia, where the continuing expansion of irrigation holds the promise of pulling smallholders out of poverty but will also result in significant increases in carbon emissions due…

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