India

The Government of India launched the “Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission” (JNNSM) in January 2010. The JNSSM overall target of 100 GW of grid-connected solar power by 2022. SIPs formed only a small portion of JNSSM work in the early phases due to the high cost of installation.

The Government of India released the “National Solar Pumping Scheme for Irrigation and Drinking” in 2014, with a target to support 1 million SIPs by 2020-21. In 2018, the Government of India announced its Kisan Urja Shakti evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program for solarizing agriculture. Currently, there are over 200,000 solar irrigation pumps in India.

Gujarat launched a scheme called Surya Kisan Yojana (SKY) to solarize electric feeders supplying electricity to groundwater tubewells. So far, around 80 or so SKY feeders has been solarized. SoLAR project with work in Gujarat in close collaboration with GERMI to understand institutional aspects of the SKY scheme.

 

Distribution of SIPs in India (1 dot = 100 pumps)

 

Exploratory Telephonic interviews with SKY farmers in Gujarat yields insights into the functioning of the SKY scheme.

The state of Gujarat in India has rolled out Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY)- a grid-connected solar pilot program in agriculture supported by..

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IWMI signs contract with India Natural Resource Economics and Management (INREM) Foundation.

Expanding on International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) mission to provide sustainable and climate-friendly water solutions globally, IWMI..

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IWMI signs contract with Network for Engineering and Economics Research and Management (NEERMAN).

Expanding on International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) mission to provide sustainable and climate-friendly water solutions globally, IWMI..

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Field Visits In Gujarat.

From 28-30 July 2021, field visits were carried out in four feeders, viz., Parmeshwar and Gadhliya in Botad district and Ishnav and Panchalipura in Anand district of Gujarat.

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Field Insights on Grid-Connected Solar Scheme in Gujarat.

Among the grid-connected solar pilots that have been executed in India, Suryashakti Kisan Yojana or the SKY scheme is the largest pilot program in the agricultural sector.

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IWMI Signs Agreement with Ashoka Trust For Research In Ecology And Environment (ATREE).

IWMI signed a 10-month contract with the Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) as a part of its SDC-SoLAR project.

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IWMI Signs Contract with Institute of Rural Management (IRMA).

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has entered into a 9-month contract with the Gujarat-based Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) as a part of its SDC-SoLAR project.

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Contact information

Yashodha Yashodha (Country Lead- India), Post-doctoral fellow- Impact Evaluation, IWMI-New Delhi
email: [email protected]

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