Mainstreaming micro solar pumps to improve incomes of marginal farmers

This Powering Livelihoods market research report provides insights on the value chain, market segmentation, and policy associated with micro solar pumps. With an aim to boost sectoral growth, it highlights the irrigation needs of marginal farmers, how solar pumps can meet these needs and the market segments and geographies that entrepreneurs can target. This report also looks at relevant policies and stakeholders in the micro solar pump category. Powering Livelihoods, a USD 3 million (INR 21 crore) initiative by CEEW and Villgro, is mainstreaming clean energy-based solutions in India’s rural economy. It provides capital, technical, and sectoral growth support to help social enterprises deploy many clean energy-based livelihood solutions in a gender-inclusive manner.