କୃଷି ଓ କୃଷକ ସଶକ୍ତିକରଣ ବିଭାଗ
ଓଡିଶା ସରକାର
Department of Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment
Government of Odisha
Dug well Based Solar Pump Irrigation System in Convergence Mode

    About 62% of the population of Odisha is dependent on agriculture for livelihood. The canal based irrigation system covers less than 20% of the total cropped area of the state. As a result, farmers in most part of the state are either dependent on lift irrigation or opt for cultivation of a single rain-fed crop only.

   Exploitation of ground water through installation of Dug well is being taken up under MGNREGS scheme to increase irrigation potential of the adjacent areas. The non availability of electric power in rural areas is delaying energisation of these DWs. Many of such projects are located in the remote farming areas having no electricity supply connectivity.

   Wherever pumps are used, reliability of power supply and avadability/affordability of diesel creates much hindrance for effective use of these pumps.

   Looking into the availability of solar radiation of 5 kWh/m2/ day apart from 60-70 rainy days with 300 clear sunny days. SPV pumping system is one of the best options for energisation of such DWs. Installation of SPV system will also address the uninterrupted quality power supply in rural areas.


    Government of Odisha 1s promoting use of solar pumps for irrigation with the objective of increasing irrigation potential and cropping intensity in the state. This program is being implemented in the state by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) under Science & Technology Department. For large scale proliferation. DA&FE has decided to support the program with additiona l financial assistance so as to make 1t affordable to all categories of farmers.

   The broad objectives of the program are

a. Defining roles and responsibilities of field level functionaries of DA&FE and OREDA to be involved in the program. b. Explore prospects of solar pump program to address and support rural development-related aspects, over and above the basic service of water. c. Evolve and test a scalable development model for large scale deployment of solar PV pumps. d. Improve energy access in rural areas.


   Under this 1rnt1at1ve it is proposed to support 5,000 nos. 0.5hp Solar Pumps during 2017- 18 & 2018-19 by dovetailing financial assistance available under various state programs including contribution of farmers. This will bring add1t1onal 2.500 Acres (@ 0.5 Ac/ 0.5 hp) of un-1mgated land under irrigation where farmers can grow up to 3 crops a year

4.Implementation Modalities :

4.1Identification of district wise areas/clusters for coverage under the program

    The program can be extended to all areas of all districts. In view of the high capital expenditure involved in the program, initially only areas that are either un­ served or under-served by the power grid shall be given priority. Suitable decision in this regards may be taken by the concerned district collectors in consultation with the appropriate district level committee.

4.2 Identification of farmers for coverage under the program

Farmers belonging to all categories with valid farmer ID having minimum 0.5 acre cultivable non-irrigated land holding and a dug well or a farm pond in own land can be covered under the program in the identified areas of each district. The dug well or Farm pond in gharabari plot will also be allowed provided the farmer has a kitchen garden/ cultivable land in/adjacent to the applied plot. He should not have availed Govt. assistance for a pump or for energisation of a PUMP under Jalanidhi. Only one solar pump per house hold is allowed.

The list of shortlisted farmers must be approved by the concerned district collectors. Priority in allocation will be made to difficult areas of the state, either un­ served or under served by the power grid.

5.Roles and responsibilities of field level functionaries of DA&FE and OREDA in program execution :

The broad roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders shall be as follows

Stake Holder

Roles and Responsibilities


i.      Invite online applications (online application in line with DBT Jalanidhi and Farm Mechanisation) from intending farmers for installing solar pumps at Panchayat levels for the existing irrigation sources. District wise targets will be distributed by DA&FP (0). The CDAOs in turn will distribute this target amongst potential blocks.

2.      Application with all the field details will be verified through mobile App by the concerned AAE. AAOs will do the verification in the blocks where AAE is not available. The AAE/AAO will go for field visit, take and upload the GPS photo of the source of irrigation (Dug well/ Farm pond) & the applicant through mobile App within a time line of 30 days. The CDAOs will register/ update the mobile Nos. of the AAOs at their end to facilitate verification.

3.      In case a farmer has applied with a dug well/ farm pond under construction, the application will not be rejected and at least 60 days time will be given to him for completion after which the verificat ion will be done.

4.      The feasible applications will be checked and validated by ORSAC keeping the zone of consideration around 500 m of the proposed plot. The applications rejected by ORSAC will automatically go back to the log in page of concerned AAE/AAO for one time re-verification. The applications which are rejected again after re­ verification will add to the target of concerned blocks. In such case. the farmer has to apply again subject to availability of target. This will also be applicable in case of Jalanidhi.

5.      The Executive Engineer (Agn.) will cross verify 10 % of the ORSAC rejected cases and will propose the genuine cases found, if any to DA & FP (0) for revalidation by NIC.

6.      After validation by ORSAC, the application will come through respective CDAO for online approval by the Collector-cum-.District Magistrate of the district.          

7.      After approval of Collector, a message will go to the registered mobile no of applicant and the applicant will select the make and model of pump/ supplier from the uploaded list of OREDA registered vendors. Go-ahead letter with details such as OREDA uploaded price, total cost, Science & Technology + A & FE Department assistance and farmer's share will be issued which can be downloaded from the Agnsnet portal. In case the application is rejected, a message will be sent to the applicant's registered mobile number..

8.      DA & FP (0) will place the Department's share with OREDA on uploading of bill, material handing over report. warranty certificate (Funds will be transferred from designated bank account to OREDA account through PFMS).


1.      The execution will be carried out as per the operational modalities of OREDA based on the online application intimation.(Credential i.e. user Id & password will be given) within 30 days of deposit of farmer's share.

2.      OREOA will finalize different types and capacity of pumps, fix the costing for supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance for 5 Years from the date of installation. Ensure after sales service.

3.      OREDA will upload online in Agrisnetodrsha portal the list of registered vendors along with the make & type of pump and price of system.

4.      After successful comm1ss1onrng of the proiect, the photograph of project with beneficiary will be uploaded by the Asst. Director of OREDA of the respective district through mobile app.

5.      OREOA will centrally upload the claim. material handing over report, warrantee certificate.

6.      Train farmers 1n operation. maintenance and upkeep of the installed pumps. Provide O&M manuals written in Odia to each farmer.

7.      Geo-tag each pump after installation and put in the asset map and provide the details to DA&FP(O) for posting on Jalanidhi-Citizens' view.

8.      Connect each farmer to its Customer Relat1onsh1p Centre (CRC) whe,rein the famer will be given an UID which the farmers will use to register their complains etc.


1.      1. The Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) will extend support in selection of beneficiary & help 1n credit linkage of selected beneficiaries in Agriculture intensive Blocks. Further. OLM will also extend market linkage for the high value crop/vegetables grown in Dug wellcommands of the locality.


1.      Applicant must have a valid farmer-id having minimum 0.5 acre non-irrigated cultivable land holding. He has to apply (@ one application per house hold} online in the agrisnet odrsha portal http. agrishntodisha.ori.nic.in.

2.      Applicant should have a Dug well or a farm pond in hrs own land and must not have availed assistance for pump set or energisation 1n any other scheme.

3.      He/She should select the make and model of pump/ supplier from the uploaded list of OREDA registered vendors.

4.      The farmer will deposiU transfer the farmer's share with the designated account of OREDA through self financing or may avail bank loan. In case of loan, the amount has to be transferred by the sponsoring bank to OREDA designated account.

5.      He/She must agree for maintenance, upkeep and safe custody of the pump with PV array.

6.      He/ She should facilitate site inspection by Govt. officials.

7.      The system should solely be used for 1rngat1on & agriculture purpose only.

8.      The farmer should adopt t11e micro 1rngat1on system for optimum utilization of ground water to cover more area He may contact the Assistant Horticulture Officer of the block or visit pmksy .nic.in for further details 1n this regard.

6.Expected Outcomes:

6.1 2,500 Acres of un-irrigated land will be brought under irrigation.

6.2 The livelihoods of 5,000 farmers can be improved to a great extent as they can grow more than one crop a year.

6.3 Effective use of solar pumps for services other than pumping irrigation water.

6.4 A scalable development model for larger proliferation of solar PV pumps with the ultimate objective of replacing all electrical/diesel/kerosene pumps with solar pumps there by reducing enormous quantities of greenhouse gas emission.

7. Financial Arrangement :

   a.The present financial arrangement for installation of solar pumps in the state as decided by the State Level Steering Committee is as follows:

Contribution of Stake holder for different  types of pumps

0.5 Hp

Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment.



Department of Science & Technology.



Farmer’s share

(Self finance or Bank loan)

Price uploaded by OREDA, less the DA&FE & DST share.


In Bank loan cases NABARD will sensitize the bankers & coordinate with the financing banks. The list (data base) of all such cases will be made available to DA&FP (O).

b. OREDA will determine the costs of different types of pumps each financial year through tenders and based on the same the cost sharing will be recommended to the State Level Steering Committee for approval.

8. Reporting Frame work :

    After completion of the projects.details such as materialhanding over report, test report of solar modules, geo-tagged photographs of the system with beneficiary. UIDs assigned by the Customer Relationship Centre of OREDA etc. will be compiled by OREDA on annual basis and submitted to the sponsoring Departments in the form of hard bound Book. The soft copy of the monthly progress report should be submitted by 5th of the succeeding month to DA&FP (0) by mail to the mall-id: ceagri.dafpo@gmail.com.

9. Monitoring Mechanism and AMC :

   a.Each pump installed by OREDA will be covered under a 5 year 's maintenance contract, the cost of which will be included in the cost of the pump. For monitoring the performance of the pumps each pump will be provided with a Remote Monitoring/data dumping arrangement through which data on the performance of the pump can be collected periodically.

   b.Each farmer will also be enlisted with the CRC of OREDA with which the farmers can register their complaints and queries on a toll free number. The CRC will escalate the complaint first to the concerned vendor and track the redresal of the same continuously. Upon confirmation from the farmer regarding redresal, the complaint will be closed.

   c.OREDA also gets a weekly report form CRC regarding open cases, age of open cases, closed cases etc. which it monitors and takes up with those concerned as per necessity.

10. Impact Assessment :

    Both concurrent and post installation verification of the program will be taken up through a third party to be engaged by Ag. & FE Dept. This will also lead to the assessment of impact of the program on crop production, improvement in farmer's livelihood status etc. by suitable independent organizations.

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Email: diragri.or@nic.in
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