Solar irrigation: India’s farmers can sell electricity and save groundwater

At the same time the farmers now have an incentive to economise on their energy as well as water use.

“A solar pump is viewed in Dhundi not only as an irrigation asset but also an income-generating asset that has potential to deliver ‘climate-proof’, risk-free income stream,” the paper stated.

The IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program is a partnership between the International Water Management Institute, a not-for-profit research organisation based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the Mumbai-based Sir Ratan Tata Trust, a philanthropic organisation.


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