September 1, 2014

ITP Video: Solar Irrigation in Bihar

By replacing costly diesel-based irrigation, solar irrigation pumps can have a significant and positive impact on the agrarian economy of Bihar. Through a video fieldnote, Shah and others explain how...

Solar Irrigation in Bihar

A Video Fieldnote

Tushaar Shah, Shilp Verma and Rakesh Tiwary

Solar irrigation pumps have the potential to break the agrarian impasse in Bihar by offering zero-marginal cost energy for irrigation, replacing the expensive and highly polluting diesel or kerosene powered motors. In April 2014, IWMI conducted field visits in Nalanda, Bihar to understand the impact and potential of solar irrigation pumps in Bihar.

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