90,710 Solar Pumps Installed in the Country

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.

Rural Electrification | News published on 25/11/2016 by Rashmi

 
 
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