Installation of solar irrigation pumps in Madhya Pradesh

Last Modified: Sat Jun 30 2018 10:28:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 58%
    of Madhya Pradesh's 154.55 lakh hectare agricultural land (89.70 lakh hectare) depends on irrigation.
  • 73%
    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.
  • 2,794
    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.
  • 18,500
    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.
  • 10%
    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.