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Mewat, Haryana

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.

Deployment Approaches

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

Individually owned off-grid solar pumps

Limited Suitability

The district has a comparatively high concentration of diesel pump users, high crop revenue per holding, and a relatively high disbursement of institutional credit. However, 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 solar pumps.

Parameter Value Percentile
Number of cultivators reporting use of diesel pumps 52,456 76
Water Availability Index 0.4 31
Crop revenue per holding (INR) 90,463 54
Medium and long term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore) 170.4 78

Solarisation of feeders

Suitable

Given the relatively high bullk power purchase rate for the respective DISCOM, a comparatively high extent of feeder segregation, and a high penetration of electric pumps, solarisation of the feeders would be a recommended way to promote solar-powered irrigation in the district. It would ensure the rapid and cost effective solarisation of irrigation power at a large scale.

Parameter Value Percentile
Power purchase rate for DISCOM (INR/kWh) 4.46 95
Extent of feeder segregation 100% 69
Proportion of cultivators reporting use of electric pumps 8% 51

Solar based water as a service

Not Suitable

The district has a rather low concentration of small and marginal farmers and a relatively low proportion of unirrigated area. Moreover, groundwater availability is below the safe limit, making it extremely difficult to promote solar-based irrigation through the water-as-a-service model here.

Parameter Value Percentile
Water Availability Index 0.4 31
Proportion of small and marginal cultivators 71% 25
Unirrigated net sown area as a share of total net sown area 33% 29

Promote 1 HP and sub-HP pumps

Not Suitable

The district has a comparatively high disbursement of institutional credit to marginal farmers. But, a rather low concentration of marginal farmers, a relatively low proportion of horticulture crops under gross cropped area, and groundwater availability below the safe limit make it extremely difficult to promote 1 HP and sub-HP pumps here.

Parameter Value Percentile
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area 2% 28
Water Availability Index 0.4 31
Proportion of marginal cultivators 50% 32
Medium and long term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore) 170.4 78

Leveraging Solar Pumps to Promote Policy Objectives

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

Doubling Farmers’ Income – Crop Diversification

In the district, horticulture crops occupy a relatively low proportion of gross cropped area, indicating an opportunity for growing more high value non-staple crops. Solar-powered irrigation could be an alternative source of reliable irrigation, making it easier to achieve crop diversification and enhance farmers’ incomes.

Parameter Value Percentile
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area 2% 28

Mewat, Haryana
Summary
Number of operational holdings
86,317
Average size of operational holding (Ha)
1.99
No. of cultivators using diesel pumps
52,456
No. of cultivators using electric pumps
7,215
Parameters (value, percentile)
Unirrigated net sown area ('000 ha)
56
50
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area
2%
28
Water Availability Index
0.4
31
Monthly per capita expenditure of rural agricultural households (INR)
1,261
55
Crop revenue per holding (INR)
90,463
54
No. of rural and semi-urban bank branches per 10,000 farmers
9.85
69
Medium and long-term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore)
170.4
78
No. of calls made at Kisan Call Centre (between 1.1.2011 - 31.12.2015)
1,067
44
Level of farm mechanisation (tractors, harvesters, threshers per ha)
0.37
60