Community-based solar irrigation in Chhattisgarh: prospects and challenges

This study investigates a community-owned and managed model of solar irrigation (led by women self-help groups) implemented by Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. It aims to assess the impact of irrigation access on agricultural incomes. The study also highlights the challenges and roadblocks in scaling up the women-SHG-based community solar irrigation model and the ways to tackle them.