Installation of solar irrigation and drinking water pumps in Chhattisgarh

Last Modified: Fri Nov 20 2020 09:06:05 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 01 Nov 2016
    Launch of the Saur Sujala Yojana scheme in Chhattisgarh by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The aim of this scheme is to install solar irrigation pumps in areas of the state that do not have access to grid electricity. Chhattisgarh Renewable Development Agency (CREDA) will be the nodal agency for the implementation of the scheme.
  • 95% - 98%
    Range of subsidy offered by the state govt. for the pumps. 3HP pump worth Rs 3.5 lakh will be given to farmers in the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category at the cost of Rs 7,000, to Other Backward Class farmers at Rs 12,000 and general category farmers at Rs 18,000. The remaining amount is borne by the state government. 5HP pumps are also being provided.
  • 51,000
    Total number of beneficiaries targeted over a period of 3 years and will be implemented in 3 phases.
  • 72,787
    Number of solar powered irrigation and drinking water pumps installed as of 30 Apr 2020. Irrigation pumps - 61,056. Drinking water pumps - 11,731.
  • 234.22 MW
    Combined generation capacity of the pumps. Irrigation pumps - 223.90 MW. Drinking water pumps - 10.41 MW.
  • 50,000 hectares
    Approximate area that is being irrigated by water drawn from the irrigation pumps.
  • 12,080
    Number of pumps installed in 2016-17 as against the target of 11,000.
  • 31,185
    Number of pumps installed in 2017-18.
  • 25,465
    Number of solar powered irrigation and drinking water pumps installed in 2018-19. Irrigation pumps - 22,704. Drinking water pumps - 2.761. Total capacity - 75.0 MW.
  • 3,707
    Number of solar powered irrigation and drinking water pumps installed in 2019-20. Irrigation pumps - 1,977. Drinking water pumps - 1,730. Total capacity - 8.0574 MW.
  • 350
    Number of solar powered irrigation and drinking water pumps installed in 2020-21 as of 30 Apr 2020. Irrigation pumps - 349. Drinking water pumps - 1. Total capacity - 1.2624 MW.
  • Nov 2019
    Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency issues two tenders for the supply and installation of 5,000 small solar irrigation pumps and 700 solar trees in the state.
  • Jun 2020
    Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) issues tender for the installation of 20,000 solar irrigation pumps in the state. The tender calls for 12,200 solar pumps of 3 horsepower (HP) and 7,800 pumps of 5 HP.