Solar pumps are empowering women farmers in India

On top of its climate benefits, the technology is boosting women’s income and confidence while challenging traditional gender norms, writes IWMI's Tanmoy Bhaduri.

The Indian state of Bihar is home to a group of women farmers who are at the forefront of a revolutionary change. Women-led self-help groups (SHGs) have stepped in to address water scarcity by installing solar pumps to provide affordable clean energy for irrigation. The goal is to transform these groups into Irrigation Service Providers, writes IWMI’s Tanmoy Bhaduri.

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