of Madhya Pradesh's 154.55 lakh hectare agricultural land (89.70 lakh hectare) depends on irrigation.
Percentage of irrigated land that is dependent on diesel pumps.
Rs. 7,000 crore
Subsidy for power provided to farmers borne by the Madhya Pradesh government in 2015-16.
solar pumps distributed under the state government's Drinking Water and Irrigation Schemes during a period of 2014 to 2016. The pumps were distributed over 51 districts.
solar powered borewell and surface pumps fitted with remote monitoring system will be provided to eligible farmers under the renewed and re-energized Chief Minister's Solar Pump scheme.
Percentage of cost of 3 HP solar pump that farmer would have to pay for with the state government paying 90%. For pumps with higher horse power, the percentage subsidy is lower with the central government making a contribution as well.
15 May 2017
Last date for application for solar pump under the new scheme. The scheme will focus on beneficiaries of such category like villages/settlements/forest areas or places which have not been electrified at present and where there is no scope of electricity in next 2-3 years.