Solar Pumping Programme for Irrigation

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Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) has informed that the Ministry has been implementing Solar Pumping programme through States, NABARD & other Government departments for setting up of Solar Power plants to pump water for irrigation purpose. Shri Goyal further said that the programme is demand driven. State Governments send proposals to the Ministry based on the requirements in their respective States. Ministry is providing 30% capital subsidy equivalent (Rs/Hp) for setting up of solar water pumping systems, limited to maximum 5 HP, the Minister added.  The subsidy pattern is given as follows:

Central Financial Assistance (CFA) pattern for Off-Grid Solar PV Pumps

Rs per HP
Sno. SPV Capacity General Category Through NABARD NE States, A&N, Special Category Channel Partners
System States Lakshadweep Islands States
1 DC Pumps Up to 2 HP Rs. 43200 Rs. 57600 Rs. 47520 Rs. 43200 Rs. 41000
>2HP to 5HP Rs. 40500 Rs. 54000 Rs. 44550 Rs. 40500 Rs. 38500
2 AC Pumps Up to 2 HP Rs. 37800 Rs. 50400 Rs. 41580 Rs. 37800 Rs. 36000
>2HP to 5HP Rs. 32400 Rs. 43200 Rs. 35640 Rs. 32400 Rs. 30700
>5 HP to 10 HP* Rs. 28800 Rs. 38880 Rs. 32076 Rs. 29160 Rs. 27630

SPV water pumping system over 5HP may avail subsidy under State Government Schemes where ever applicable. MNRE subsidy will be limited to 5 HP only even for higher capacity pumps till any revision in the Scheme.

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