A total of 90,710 solar pumps have been installed throughout the country as on 31st October, 2016. The remaining pumps are at various stages of implementation. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
State-wise details of solar pumps sanctioned during the last three years and the current year is as follows:
|State/UT-wise Status of Solar Pumps Sanctioned for|
Irrigation and Drinking water during the last three years and the current year
“A target of 50,000 pumps for irrigation and potable water consumption has been set for installation for during the year 2016-17”, the Minister added.