Installation of Solar Irrigation Pumps in Rajasthan

Last Modified: Wed Mar 04 2020 18:03:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 29,667
    Number of solar power agri pumps installed in the state at the end of fiscal 2016-17. The installation of solar powered pumps was started in the year 2010-11.
  • 74,167 hectares
    Approximate area that is being irrigated by water drawn from the agri pumps.
  • 113 MW
    Combined generation capacity of the pumps.
  • 10,000
    Number of pumps the state government aims to install in 2017-18 at a cost ₹395 crore as per agriculture and animal husbandry minister Prabhu Lal Saini announcement on 27 Mar 2017.
  • 0
    Number of pumps installed in 2017-18. Not a single solar water pump out of the target of 10,000, was installed in Rajasthan in 2017-18 due to a glitch in the tender floated previously and has forced the state horticulture department to re-issue it tender.
  • 7,500
    Number of pumps the state government aims to install in 2018-19. 17,000 applications have been received by the horticulture department that has been entrusted the job of installing the pumps.
  • Oct 2019
    The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Jaipur floats tender for 61 solar energy-based borewell water pumps to be installed in various villages of Jaipur region II at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.85 crore.
  • Dec 2019
    The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Jaipur floats 3 tender for installation and maintenance of 520 solar pumping stations in Kota, Bharatpur, and Jodhpur regions of the state at an estimated cost of Rs. ? crore.
  • Feb 2020
    The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) floats tender for solarization of 6,367 grid-connected water pumps under Component-C of the government’s KUSUM Program at an estimated cost of Rs. 245 crore.
  • Feb 2020
    Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (AVVNL) floats tender for solarizing 5,874 water pumps distributed on 92 selected feeders at an estimated cost of Rs. 139 crore.
  • Feb 2020
    Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) floats tender for solarizing 504 water pumps distributed on 17 selected feeders at an estimated cost of Rs. 139 crore.