Reports

Brochure

Why SoLAR in South Asia?South Asia is the world’s largest user of groundwater for agriculture, withdrawing approximately 250 km³ of groundwater annually for irrigation. It is estimated that there are roughly 22 million water extraction pumps in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, of which roughly 12 million are electric and 10 million are diesel pumps. Groundwater pumping, fueled by either electricity or diesel, has substantial carbon footprint.

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Proposal Document

Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience in South Asia (SoLAR-SA) aims to sustainably manage the water-energy and climate interlinkages in South Asia through the promotion of solar irrigation pumps (SIPs). The main goal of the project is to contribute to climate-resilient, gender-equitable,and socially-inclusive agrarian livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan by supporting government efforts to promote solar irrigation.

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Year 1 Workplan

To contribute to climate-resilient, gender-equitable, and socially-inclusive agrarian livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan by supporting government efforts to promote solar irrigation

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Revised Year 1 Plan in response to COVID19

To contribute to climate-resilient, gender-equitable, and socially-inclusive agrarian livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan by supporting government efforts to promote solar irrigation

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Minutes from meetings

Inception Workshop Report

 

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