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In Maharashtra village farmers switch to solar pumps, experts fear groundwater exploitation

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

In Maharashtra's Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn't available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji Balaji...

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Government revises solar pumps costs before installing 17.5 lakh units

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2019

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has revised the benchmark costs of solar pumps for FY20. The latest bench-marking comes at a time when the government is preparing to install 17.5...

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50,000 solar pumps to be given to farmers and 'gaushalas' in Haryana: Minister

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019

Fifty thousand solar pumps will be given to farmers and 'gaushalas' in Haryana with the assistance of NABARD, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Banwari Lal said on Friday. About Rs...

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KUSUM scheme for solar uptake by farmers: A fineprint

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 22, 2019

The government has published the guidelines for the implementation of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power...

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Haryana: LED lights mandatory in government and private offices

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2019

The use of LED lights has been made mandatory in all government buildings, industries and commercial organisations, according to Haryana transport minister Krishan Lal Panwar. He was speaking at...

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Distributed solar power market in India to grow to Rs 10,000 crore by 2023

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 1, 2019

The market for distributed solar power products in India is set to grow more than two-and-a-half times to Rs 10,117 crore by 2023, according to a study released today by GOGLA, a global...

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Set up more solar plants in state with 3,200 MW capacity: Minister to MSEDCL

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 25, 2019

Continuing with his green energy drive, power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has directed MSEDCL to set up more solar plants with total capacity of 3,200 MW.

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Solar pump testing and research lab to be set up atTERI

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2019

India’s sustainable development thinktank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has signed an agreement with the ...

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Maharashtra: Farmers to apply for solar power pumps online

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2019

The state government discontinued providing solar-powered agriculture pumps to farmers via ...

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UP government to offer subsidised solar pumps to farmers for irrigation

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 15, 2018

 Uttar Pradesh government will give subsidy up to 70% for solar pumps for irrigation purpose to the farmers under a state government scheme, said Agriculture minister, Surya Pratap Shahi. ...

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