Kansiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh | Solar Pumps Tool Made with Humane Club

Kansiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

It has a relatively small proportion of its net sown area unirrigated, indicating poor irrigation demand. It has a relatively low penetration of banks in rural and semi-rural areas, impeding access to institutional credit for farmers. The number of medium and long-term institutional loans disbursed in the district is comparatively large, suggesting the availability of credit amongst farmers for potential investments. The district has a relatively high proportion of small and marginal farmers.

Deployment Approaches

Approaches Feasibility
Individually owned off-grid solar pumps Limited Suitability
Solarisation of feeders Limited Suitability
Solar based water as a service Not Suitable
Promote 1 HP and sub-HP pumps Limited Suitability

Individually owned off-grid solar pumps

Limited Suitability

The district has a relatively high disbursement of institutional credit and a comparatively high concentration of diesel pump users. However, ground water availability is below the safe limit, and crop revenue per holding is low, making it very difficult to promote the private ownership of solar pumps here.

Parameter Value Percentile
Number of cultivators reporting use of diesel pumps 32,107 64
Water Availability Index 0.75 59
Crop revenue per holding (INR) 76,267 48
Medium and long term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore) 612.1 96

Solarisation of feeders

Limited Suitability

The district has a relatively high penetration of electric pumps, and its DISCOM has a rather high bulk power purchase rate, but the district has a comparatively low extent of feeder segregation. Solarisation of the feeders will only be possible once the district separates agricultural feeders from the rest.

Parameter Value Percentile
Power purchase rate for DISCOM (INR/kWh) 4.37 79
Extent of feeder segregation 2% 21
Proportion of cultivators reporting use of electric pumps 4% 38

Solar based water as a service

Not Suitable

The concentration of small and marginal farmers is rather high in the district, but groundwater availability is below the safe limit. In addition, a relatively low proportion of unirrigated area makes it very difficult to promote solar-based irrigation through the water-as-a-service model here, unless it undercuts the price of water from existing sources, and improves water utilisation through promotion of micro-irrigation.

Parameter Value Percentile
Water Availability Index 0.75 59
Proportion of small and marginal cultivators 93% 71
Unirrigated net sown area as a share of total net sown area 1% 5

Promote 1 HP and sub-HP pumps

Limited Suitability

The district has a relatively high proportion of gross cropped area under horticulture crops, a high concentration of marginal farmers and a comparatively high disbursement of institutional credit to marginal farmers, but groundwater availability is below the safe limit. Water conservation and efficient irrigation practices (such as drip irrigation) should be promoted to improve the viability of small capacity pumps.

Parameter Value Percentile
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area 10% 62
Water Availability Index 0.75 59
Proportion of marginal cultivators 76% 69
Medium and long term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore) 612.1 96

Leveraging Solar Pumps to Promote Policy Objectives

If you are deploying solar pumps in this district then you can further these policy objectives.

National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)

The relatively low share of oilseeds and oil palm crops under gross sown area in the district makes it a suitable candidate for promoting NMOOP. Solar pumps could meet irrigation needs for these crops and help farmers diversify their yields beyond cereals.

Parameter Value Percentile
Area under oilseeds as a share of total cropped area 4% 46

Kansiram Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Summary
Number of operational holdings
185,040
Average size of operational holding (Ha)
0.75
No. of cultivators using diesel pumps
32,107
No. of cultivators using electric pumps
6,522
Parameters (value, percentile)
Unirrigated net sown area ('000 ha)
1
6
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area
10%
62
Water Availability Index
0.75
59
Monthly per capita expenditure of rural agricultural households (INR)
1,030
32
Crop revenue per holding (INR)
76,267
48
No. of rural and semi-urban bank branches per 10,000 farmers
3.35
7
Medium and long-term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore)
612.1
96
No. of calls made at Kisan Call Centre (between 1.1.2011 - 31.12.2015)
5,465
91
Level of farm mechanisation (tractors, harvesters, threshers per ha)
0.55
70