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Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Horticulture crops occupy a relatively low proportion of gross cropped area in the district, diminishing the economic viability of solar pumps here.

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 38,782 69
Water Availability Index 0.58 44
Crop revenue per holding (INR) 128,999 69
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 0.58 44
Proportion of small and marginal cultivators 71% 25
Unirrigated net sown area as a share of total net sown area 43% 35

Promote 1 HP and sub-HP pumps

Not Suitable

Groundwater availability in the district is below the safe limit, the concentration of marginal farmers is rather low, disbursement of institutional credit to marginal farmers is also comparatively low, and the proportion of horticulture crops under gross cropped area is relatively low, making 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% 25
Water Availability Index 0.58 44
Proportion of marginal cultivators 45% 27
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.

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% 25

Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Summary
Number of operational holdings
139,655
Average size of operational holding (Ha)
1.53
No. of cultivators using diesel pumps
38,782
No. of cultivators using electric pumps
44,969
Parameters (value, percentile)
Unirrigated net sown area ('000 ha)
87
61
Area under horticulture crops as a share of gross cropped area
2%
25
Water Availability Index
0.58
44
Monthly per capita expenditure of rural agricultural households (INR)
1,193
48
Crop revenue per holding (INR)
128,999
69
No. of rural and semi-urban bank branches per 10,000 farmers
6.59
45
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)
2,658
72
Level of farm mechanisation (tractors, harvesters, threshers per ha)
0.09
28