Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), the state-owned power distribution company is going to undertake a pilot project of installing solar water pumps on agricultural farms.
“We have approval from the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) , the holding company of PGVCL. We shall install five solar water pumps on pilot basis on agricultural research farms of Junagadh Agricultural University (JUA). Tenders for the same will be issued shortly,” said Sandeep Kumar, managing director (MD), PGVCL , on Thursday.
Greencleanguide in its detailed article on the electricity scenario of Gujarat mentioned, “Gujarat is rich in solar energy, biomass and wind energy. It is also the leading state in terms of overall solar energy installation in India. As part of its renewable energy promotion policy, Gujarat enacted the country’s first Wind Energy policy in 1993 and become the first state with a Solar Policy in 2009.” Read the complete article here.
MNRE offers subsidy on solar water pumps to encourage its use. Read more about various subsidy schemes of MNRE here.