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90,710 Solar Pumps Installed in the Country

90,710 Solar Pumps Installed in the Country

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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
S. No. State/UT 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
1 Andhra Pradesh 219 7725 10000 1415
2 Gujarat 0 3000 3700 4000
3 Madhya Pradesh 1403 3750 0 0
4 Odisha 3696 4560 0 2000
5 Tamil Nadu 0 5650 0 0
6 Chhattisgarh 2014 4740 0 13000
7 Uttar Pradesh 201 8600 6000 0
8 Karnataka 0 5725 0 3000
9 Rajasthan 0 11902 7500 0
10 Maharashtra 80 7540 2460 0
11 Bihar 281 5016 0 0
12 Jharkhand 2249 3400 0 0
13 Telangana 101 5094 0 0
14 Kerala 0 1380 0 0
15 Haryana 0 0 3050 0
16 Meghalaya 0 100 0 0
17 Arunachal Pradesh 0 100 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 11 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 25 0
20 Punjab 0 1600 0 0
29 West  Bengal 824 0 0 0
  TOTAL 11068 79893 32735 23415  

 

 “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.

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Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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