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 crops 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 availability/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 is 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 additional financial assistance so as to make it 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 initiative 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 additional 2,500 Acres (@0.5ac/0.5hp) of un-irrigated land under irrigation where farmers can grow up to 3 crops a year. The year wise coverage of the program has been indicated below:

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 having minimum 0.5 acre cultivable land holding and a dug well can be covered under the program in the identified areas of each district.

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


1.      Invite online applications (Online application in line with DBT Jalanidhi & Farm Mechanisation to be developed through NIC) from intending farmers for installing solar pumps at Panchayat Levels for the existing irrigation sources. District wise targets will be distributed by DA&FP (O). DDAs in turn will distribute amongst potential blocks.

2.      Application with all the field details will be verified through mobile app by the VAW and upload photo of Dug well /source & applicant.

3.      The feasible applications will be checked & validated by ORSAC for land particulars & NIC (i.e. one pump per house hold and should not have availed assistance for energisation under Jalanidhi or Pump from the existing data base).

4.      Validated applications will come through respective DDA for online approval by the Collector & District Magistrate of the District.

5.      After approval of Collector, applicant will select the make of pump / supplier from the uploaded list of OREDA registered vendors. Go-ahead will be issued to deposit/transfer farmer share with OREDA designated account. The details such as (OREDA up loaded price) Total cost, Science & Technology + Ag & FE assistance and Farmer’s share will be reflected in go-ahead.

6.      DA&FP (O) will place the Department’s share with OREDA on uploading of bill, material handing over report, warrantee 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 & Pass word will be given)

2.      To finalize different type 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 agrisnet odisha portal the registered vendor list along with make & type of pump with price of system.

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

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

6.      Train farmers in 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 Relationship Centre (CRC) wherein the famer will be given an UID which the farmers will use to register their complaints etc.


1.      The Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) will extend support in selection of beneficiary & help in 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 well commands of the locality.


2.      Applicant must have a valid farmer-id having minimum 0.5 acre cultivable land holding. Have to apply (@ one application per house hold) online in the agrisnet odisha portal.

3.      Applicant should have a Dug well in his own land and must not have availed assistance for pump set or energisation under any other scheme.

4.      Applicant must agree for maintenance, upkeep & safe custody of the pump with PV array. Should remit/transfer farmer’s share in the designated account of OREDA indicated in the go-ahead from his registered bank account.

5.      The applicant may deposit the farmer’s share through self financing or may avail bank loan. In case of loan the amount has to be transferred by sponsoring bank to OREDA designated account.

6.      To facilitate site inspection by Govt. officials.

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

8.      The farmer should adopt the Micro Irrigation 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.

6.Expected Outcomes:

6.1 2,500+ Acres of un-irrigated land will be brought under irrigation by 2019.

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 material handing 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 (O) by mail to the mail-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. & F. E. 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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Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production,
Odisha, PIN-751003
Email: diragri.or@nic.in
For further clarification contact Chief District Agriculture Officer
and Assistant Agriculture Officer of concern Block.