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Surya Raitha Scheme of Karnataka – Solar Water Pumps Made Economically Feasible?


A recent article in the Hindu Business Line dwelt on how, in spite of its advantages, solar water pumps have hardly taken off in India.

The article quoted a figure of about a measly 25,000 solar water pumps installed all over the country when there are some 20 million grid powered and an additional 8 million diesel powered water pumps for irrigation.

The reason why the traditional sales model for solar water pumps have not taken off is because of their high cost, even after the capital subsidies.

In this context, the article referred to the Surya Raitha scheme of the Karnataka government under which farmers who install solar water pumps can feed the excess solar power to the grid and they get compensated handsomely.

Under the scheme, a farmer can install a solar power-run pumpset on his farm with 90 per cent subsidy from the government. The government will purchase excess power generated by the farmer at Rs. 9.56 per unit (if the farmer has not taken subsidy); Rs. 7.20 per unit (if the farmer has taken subsidy). This programme is envisaged for the Irrigation Pump (IP) sets on the dedicated IP feeders.

Now, assuming a farmer instals a 5 kW solar water pump and feeds half of what it generates to the grid at Rs 7.20 per unit, that would come to about Rs 25,000 as an additional revenue per year.

Not a bad sum of money, especially if a state’s capital subsidies are bountiful enough.

Here is the official Karnataka govt document on the Surya Raitha scheme.

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91 Comments

  1. NIRANJANA MR November 5, 2015

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  2. S R Sadkin November 17, 2015

    Dear sir

    I have 20 acre waste land in kalburgi taluka so I interest to set up solar poet plant in my land and
    Tanking you
    You’re

    S R Sadkin
    Secretary
    Sukany Manila seva sangha NGO
    Tq&Dist: kalburgi
    Karnataka state.

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      • Ravindra.s.Chougule April 28, 2017

        i am having 2 acre land having resent put the borewell its depth is having 200 feet & one incha water source if we leave 8 hours.so we interested to install 2hp motor,FURTHER WE NEED YOUR HELP for solar energy on rooftop
        pl give guidelines

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    • nagesh January 28, 2017

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        • VEERESH March 1, 2018

          How to applying my land in this Surya raith split system

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    • Somesh February 20, 2017

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  3. Aravind November 30, 2015

    Dear Sir.

    In the article you have mentioned ” Under the scheme, a farmer can install a solar power-run pumpset on his farm with 90 per cent subsidy from the government “. Could you please elobrate or what is the procedure to get 90%Subsidy.
    Today number of our customers asking the same ” How, when, who etc.
    Regards
    Aravind

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    • annasab ijare October 24, 2017

      Dear sir! Thanks support solar pumpset project in karnataka state suffering for problem. Grid connection. The number farmer is loss waste money suffer for current. The government nabard subsidy was last year closed why.

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  4. umakant December 9, 2015

    Kindly send me details to get solar pump set

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    • nagesh January 28, 2017

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    • DASTAGIR December 24, 2017

      sir i have 20 acre land near Afzalpur,taluka,Kalaburagi Dist,
      i want to install the solar pump set in my farm,to whom i should contact

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  5. solarpumpindia January 30, 2016

    Solar pumps are ideal for irrigation or agriculture and related activities are a great alternative to conventionally powered systems. They are highly reliable, low on maintenance and easy to install and operate.

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  6. ramesh February 2, 2016

    how to apply surya raitha scheme

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  7. Manoj khanduri February 10, 2016

    pl send me details how can i get solar pump

    (reply)
    • nagesh January 28, 2017

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      We tell you solar water pump system

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      • annasab ijare October 24, 2017

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  8. sudhakar February 15, 2016

    sir we have availed 30m*30m krishi honda in our 30 acres land now we are intreseted in solar pumpset pls guide us in this matter pl narayanpur (umachgi) dis tq gadag karnataka

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    • nagesh January 28, 2017

      call me this no.9901118402
      We tell you solar water pump system with subsidy

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  9. Diwakar February 26, 2016

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    (reply)
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      • Prashant January 9, 2018

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    • datta September 1, 2016

      Sir
      i have 10 hp pump set so for that i am planing to set solar pump set under govt subsidy scheme so plz contact me my contact num:9663885124…thank you

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    • nagendra prasad November 9, 2016

      sir plz tell me how to apply for surya ritha scheme. i have boarwell with 600ft depth and i have krushihonda. is it possible to get the solar pumpset to my boarwell. im from chickballapur(T&Dt).

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      • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

        Hello sir,
        we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMPS in karnataka. please contact us

        contact person – Adarsha R R
        Engineer – solar projects
        phone– 080 23515939

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  10. rasheedkhan Biradar February 27, 2016

    sir I want the dealership of solar pumps sets….so plz tell me ways the procedures..

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  11. Raghavendra T March 11, 2016

    I have 40 acre land in Kolar taluk. so I am interest to set up solar plant in my land.
    In the article you have mentioned ” Under the scheme, a farmer can install a solar power-run pumpset on his farm with 90 per cent subsidy from the government “. Could you please elobrate or what is the procedure to get 90%Subsidy. How, when, whom to contact etc. Please Provide the details.
    Mob: 9742960922

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  12. Rashid mujawar March 13, 2016

    Dear sir
    I have 6 acre land in Vijayapur district INDI taluk how can I apply the scheme and how they providing loan , interest rate, how many year providing loan

    Thanking & Regards

    Rashid Mujawar

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    • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

      Hello sir,
      we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMP , please contact us for further details

      contact person – Adarsha R R

      phone – 080 23515939

      (reply)
  13. G M MURTHEPPA March 19, 2016

    sir
    my uncle has 8 acres of land and drilled bore well of 530 feet and got 4 inches of water at 500 feet depth. is it possible to lift water from such depth using solar pump. if yes, kindly specify the capacity of pump to be used and the cost needed

    thanks
    GM MURTHEPPA

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    • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

      Hello sir,
      we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMP , please contact us for further details

      contact person – Adarsha R R

      phone – 080 23515939

      (reply)
  14. Sunil Pasanha March 28, 2016

    How to apply surya raitha scheme

    (reply)
  15. Prasanna K P March 30, 2016

    Sir Can you tell the procedure to apply for surya raitha scheme?

    (reply)
  16. jahangir.H April 1, 2016

    I want install solar pump set in my own land, for irrigation purpose, may know way to get pump set in subsidy rate at earliest under surya raitha scheme.

    early reply is highly appreciable.

    (reply)
    • Mahesh Babu June 13, 2016

      Pls feel free to call us for information
      Green energy and water solutions India pvt.Ltd
      Bangalore
      Ph – 9886021188

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    • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

      Hello sir,
      we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMP , please contact us for further details

      contact person – Adarsha R R

      phone – 080 23515939

      (reply)
    • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

      Hello sir,
      we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMP , please contact us for further details

      contact person – Adarsha R R
      Engineer – solar projects

      phone – 080 23515939

      (reply)
  17. shruthi April 5, 2016

    Hi,

    sir how to apply for this scheme can please tell us?

    (reply)
  18. kumar April 6, 2016

    I have a land of 5 acres and a bore well in Nagamangala tq. Mandya Dist. Now i want to install a solar pump in subsidy scheme. kindly give guidance to get subsidize pump, and whome to contact in this regard

    thanking you

    REGARDS
    Kumar

    (reply)
    • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

      Hello sir,
      we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMP , please contact us for further details

      contact person – Adarsha R R

      phone – 080 23515939

      (reply)
  19. Muhammed Hashim April 18, 2016

    Dear Sir,

    Please send a reply regarding the policy and procedure to install solar pump set at our farm under subsidised schem. Due to erratic power supply at the farm, at Bargi, Gundlupet, Chamraj Nagar Dist we are not in position to extend our agriculture activities to more areas.

    (reply)
    • tahseen ahmed May 16, 2016

      please contact 9901891324

      (reply)
    • Advika led and solar December 26, 2016

      Hello sir,
      we are channel partner for CRI SOLAR WATER PUMP , please contact us for further details

      contact person – Adarsha R R

      phone – 080 23515939

      (reply)
  20. Sangamesh May 1, 2016

    Send me phone no i am interested this sceme

    (reply)
  21. BASAVANNA July 14, 2016

    Please send me the details how can I get pump

    (reply)
  22. a h khan September 18, 2016

    sir
    i have 10 acres of land with borewell can you advise me whether
    it is applicable for installation with subsidy. what is the cost i have to pay.

    (reply)
  23. SHARANAPPA BANDI October 17, 2016

    We are have agricultural land and we want solar subsidy ST SCHEME Confirm the details

    Phone no:8297589282

    (reply)
  24. ONKARAPPA P G October 28, 2016

    I have 10 acres of land so am willing to adopt solar plant for my pump sets please mail me details of Surya raitha scheme. Is it really true that we will get 90℅ subsidiary from govt?

    (reply)
  25. omprakash salimath October 29, 2016

    I want to install 5hp solarpumpset in my land 3’5″ water in 150feet depth . bore well depth 300feet .so please how to get solarpumpset in 90 persent subsidy scheme.

    (reply)
  26. Prasad V November 11, 2016

    I want to install 5hp solar pumpset in my land 3’5″ water in 150feet depth . bore well depth 200feet .so please how to get solarpumpset in 90 persent subsidy scheme.

    Pls Contact me 9964061704/9035337072

    Wattsapp No: 7019617318

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  27. Prasad V November 11, 2016

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I want to install 5hp solar pumpset in my land 3’5″ water in 150feet depth . bore well depth 200feet .so please how to get solarpumpset in 90 persent subsidy scheme.

    Pls Contact me 9964061704/9035337072

    Wattsapp No: 7019617318

    Mail ID: pashi.venki@gmail.com

    (reply)
  28. NASEEMUDDIN November 22, 2016

    sir
    i have 9 acres of land with borewell can you advise me whether
    it is applicable for installation with subsidy. what is the cost i have to pay. 7.5 hp borewell deep 340 fit mobile no.9986569699

    (reply)
  29. Mahesh January 23, 2017

    I have 8 acres of land an I want to installed solar pump in a pond an cover 8 Acer distance so I want to no what capacity pump is required an wht the cost of pump an how much subsidey is there for this scheam surya raitha scheme for grnaral what the scheam in Karnataka reply the details on my email

    (reply)
    • vinaykumar March 2, 2017

      Dear sir,

      Please contacts us in below number.. So we can explain about solar water pump details exactly..

      Vinaykumar
      9790866688

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    • Abhilash March 31, 2017

      Plz call me 9030333756

      (reply)
  30. MAHADEVASWAMY S February 4, 2017

    How much cost solar pumpset 5hp with solar Panels subsidy rates.

    (reply)
  31. Basavaraj February 10, 2017

    Awaiting for Detail information for installation of 5hp solar water pump

    (reply)
  32. Poobala krishnan March 20, 2017

    Hi Sir,

    Would love to avail the scheme please advise.

    Thanks

    Poobala krishnan

    (reply)
  33. Govind V. Mudalgikar alias Swami March 25, 2017

    I am retired elect.engineer. I have 4.5 acres of agriculture land. I want to take advantage of solar pumpset under govt subsidy scheme please guide me.
    Thanking you.
    Hour’s

    Govind V. Mudalgikar alias Swami

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  34. shantanand March 28, 2017

    I have 4 acre land in sindgi taluk so I am interest to set up solar plant in my land.
    In the article you have mentioned ” Under the scheme, a small farmer can install a solar power-run pump set on his farm with 90 per cent subsidy from the government “. Could you please elaborate or what is the procedure to get 90%Subsidy. How, when, whom to contact etc. Please Provide the details.
    Mob: 9481840210

    (reply)
  35. P.R.RamachandraReddy March 31, 2017

    I RamachandraReddy, Poolakuntahalli Ganjigunte V.P. Shidlaghatta Tq. Chikkaballapur Dist.
    please get me the procedure for obtain Solar power system to my irrigation & Poultry project.
    With Regards
    Reddey.
    mo. 9480894966.
    email reddeyshree@gmail.com

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    • abhilash May 5, 2017

      sir plz call me 9030333756.free solar projects

      (reply)
  36. Abhilash March 31, 2017

    I am a solar pump set and solar power projects installation dealer…any one want this subsidy solar pump sets for agriculture purpose for Karnataka and telangana plz call me 9030333756…

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  37. thejas April 11, 2017

    Need to know the cost to install the solar pump-set, also Could you please elaborate or what is the procedure to get 90%Subsidy. How, when, whom to contact etc. Please Provide the details.

    Obalpura, Nelamangala Taluk, Bangalore.
    PH # 9845128476

    (reply)
  38. abhilash May 5, 2017

    free solar projects install for education institutions and hospitals and industrial business areas call me 9030333756.

    (reply)
  39. Shrikant June 8, 2017

    Sir call me 7204783881 I’m interested in sollar pump set

    (reply)
  40. ramanna June 16, 2017

    pl. give info about solar inverter to operating 1 xerox machine and 1 computer and a small printer

    (reply)
  41. Vinay July 26, 2017

    I am looking for some dealer who help me in getting the Solar Pumps with Govt. Subsidiary details and end to end documentation help.
    My Requirement: 3hp pump to lift water hardly from 50ft (we have well and pond) for 2 acres.
    Call me @ 9844503532

    Vinay

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  42. Earesh August 3, 2017

    I have 2 acre land I was borewell drilled, 2/12 inch water comingbut no Power line (poles) so please help me I ready to solar woek. Please please help. Mobile no 8088995411 Raichur Karnataka.

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  43. magnumswitchgear August 24, 2017

    Hi,
    please contact for Submersible Pump Panels for lesser price in Bangalore

    Contact us

    +91-8618241212, +91-80-23580952

    sales@magnumswitchgear.com

    (reply)
  44. Harsha August 28, 2017

    Zero investment solar plantation for School college and hospital.. more details please contact 7019824623

    (reply)
  45. Akash habib September 7, 2017

    Hello sir,

    Please mail me all.the information relating to Surya raita detailed costing about the capacity of the motors how much area of land can it pump how much capacity

    Thanks and regards
    Akash having

    (reply)
  46. Akash habib September 7, 2017

    Hello sir,

    Please mail me all.the information relating to Surya raita detailed costing about the capacity of the motors how much area of land can it pump how much capacity

    Thanks and regards
    Akash habib

    (reply)
  47. sunsynthesis September 15, 2017

    Sunsynthesis offers solar pump set for less price with subsidy.

    (reply)
  48. Gomatesh November 6, 2017

    Hi,

    I have 4 acres of irritated agricultural land in tal: Chikodi, Dis:Belgaum, karnataka and want to fix 5hp pump in well. Please let me know what is cost for solar pump and subsidy available, procedures to get and area require to fix.

    Please mail me the details.

    Thanks,
    Gomatesh

    (reply)
  49. Sadik mulla November 7, 2017

    I want install solar pump set in my own land, for irrigation purpose, may know way to get pump set in subsidy rate at earliest under surya raitha scheme.

    early reply is highly appreciable.

    (reply)
  50. Venkata Krishna November 9, 2017

    I have 5 acre land in Magdumpur village, Gulbarga Dist.I am interesting to set up solar pump set in my land.
    In the article you have mentioned ” Under the scheme, a small farmer can install a solar power-run pump set on his farm with 90 per cent subsidy from the government “. Could you please guide us what is the procedure to get 90%Subsidy. How, when, whom to contact etc. Please Provide the details. Thank you .
    Venkata Krishna
    Mob: 9849726320

    (reply)
  51. SIDDAPPA December 11, 2017

    Call me argent 7846099333 sir please contact me

    (reply)
  52. Jagadish January 3, 2018

    Sir, I have 08 land please inform to me how start Surya raita yojana.@ Gundalgera shorapur taluk yadagiri Karnataka

    (reply)
  53. imran January 4, 2018

    dear sir i have 12 acre land raichur district.
    and comlete electronics 2 year corse and apprentiship in bharat electronics ltd banglore. i am interested in solar power please contact me
    cell 8971664034
    matamari village
    matamari post
    pin 584202
    raichur

    (reply)
  54. guruprasad January 7, 2018

    I wanted to install the solar water pump under the scheme surya raita . so provide me information about this

    (reply)
  55. Ajith January 24, 2018

    I want to install solar pump in subsidiary please help me

    (reply)
  56. Sanjeev Maddy January 26, 2018

    Sir what is the procedure to apply for surya raitha scheme .. thanking you

    (reply)
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  58. Vijay Kumar February 14, 2018

    Sir I want to install solar pump 25 Acer land river water I don’t have knowledge of solar Pump and subsidy. If any dealer who give 90% subsidy or any subsidy or under surya Rita scheme inhaling s solar they can call me my no 8197968484

    (reply)
  59. navaneeth February 24, 2018

    Am from kodagu district and I think this scheme really helpful to us bcouse in our village for the irrigation there is no proper voltage and even we may suffer from electric line problem due to dence Forest so I kindly request you to help me with providing all the details to 9483673216 thank you

    (reply)
  60. Dr. Suresh Kumar March 13, 2018

    I am having 2.5 acres farm land in Nelamangala. Due to unforeseen power shutdown & unavailable BESCOM men, NO power supply since 7 days. pl recommend to install solar powered pumps to pull water from borewell. My green farm is dying without water.

    kindly send me more info on renewable energy.

    (reply)
  61. Magnumswitchgear May 25, 2018

    Hi
    Is any one looking for DOL Motor Starter or Star Delta Motor Starter for your Pumps please contact +91-8618241212, +91-80-23580952

    (reply)

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