Shakti Pumps, a trailblazing leader in solar pumping solutions, proudly announces that it has received Letter of Empanelment from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), for 50,000 Off-Grid Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems (SPWPS) pumps for the entire state of Maharashtra under Component-B of PM-KUSUM scheme (Phase-III). The total value of the 50,000 pumps is around Rs. 1,603 Cores.
Under this scheme, farmers stand to benefit significantly, with a generous 90 % subsidy provided. Component B specifically focuses on the installation of Standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps with capacities of 3, 5 & 7.5 HP.
Mr Dinesh Patidar, Chairman of Shakti Pumps, expressed his deep appreciation, stating, “We express our heartfelt gratitude to Maharashtra’s devoted farmers and MSEDCL government officials for this initiative. This move will also relieve Discomm of the burden of subsidy loss. Farmers who applied for and were awaiting an electrical connection will be upgraded to solar pumps as part of this effort. These farmers relied on diesel pumps for irrigation or only grew one crop depending on the season. These farmers can now farm all year without worrying about water, while also increasing agricultural productivity with micro-irrigation techniques, in line with the ‘Per Drop More Crop’ philosophy.”
Switching from diesel to solar pumps will result in economic savings, increased energy independence, and environmental benefits by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Over the past three years, Shakti Pumps has consistently remained the preferred choice of farmers in the agricultural pumping industry. It not only reduces running expenses, but it also contributes to energy independence and a cleaner, more sustainable environment.