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Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh

The district appears in the group of districts, which are (very) highly vulnerable towards climate change, as per an index constructed by CRIDA.

Deployment Approaches

Approaches Feasibility
Individually owned off-grid solar pumps Limited Suitability
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 high crop revenue per holding, and a high concentration of diesel pump users. But, disbursement of institutional credit is low and ground water availability is below the safe limit, making it very difficult to promote the private ownership of solar pumps here.

Parameter Value Percentile
Number of cultivators reporting use of diesel pumps 84,266 84
Water Availability Index 0.5 35
Crop revenue per holding (INR) 139,031 72
Medium and long term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore) 0 0

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 0.5 35
Proportion of small and marginal cultivators 70% 23
Unirrigated net sown area as a share of total net sown area 46% 38

Promote 1 HP and sub-HP pumps

Not Suitable

The district has a relatively high proportion of horticulture crops under gross cropped area. But, a rather low concentration of marginal farmers, a comparatively low disbursement of institutional credit to them, 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 7% 54
Water Availability Index 0.5 35
Proportion of marginal cultivators 40% 23
Medium and long term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore) 0 0

Leveraging Solar Pumps to Promote Policy Objectives

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

Per Drop More Crop

In the district, crops suitable for drip and sprinkler irrigation occupy a relatively high proportion of gross cropped area, making it easy to adopt such high precision irrigation methods. Solar pumps, along with other efficient and precise water application devices, could be deployed under Per Drop More Crop to promote efficient irrigation.

Parameter Value Percentile
Area under crops suitable for drip and sprinkler irrigation as a share of total cropped area 52% 87

Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Summary
Number of operational holdings
249,095
Average size of operational holding (Ha)
1.83
No. of cultivators using diesel pumps
84,266
No. of cultivators using electric pumps
104,529
Parameters (value, percentile)
Unirrigated net sown area ('000 ha)
206
81
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area
7%
54
Water Availability Index
0.5
35
Monthly per capita expenditure of rural agricultural households (INR)
1,067
35
Crop revenue per holding (INR)
139,031
72
No. of rural and semi-urban bank branches per 10,000 farmers
5.14
28
Medium and long-term institutional credit disbursed in a year (in INR Crore)
0
0
No. of calls made at Kisan Call Centre (between 1.1.2011 - 31.12.2015)
3,451
81
Level of farm mechanisation (tractors, harvesters, threshers per ha)
0.16
41