Provision of Solar Powered Pumping Systems

Funding Pattern
MNRE, TANGEDCO and State Fund
Project Area
All districts (except Chennai)
  1. To promote environment friendly renewable energy (Green Energy) viz., solar energy as an alternative source of conventional power in agriculture.
  2. To provide energy security to farmers for irrigation.
  3. To increase farm income.
Details of Works

Provision of Solar Powered pumping System to the individual farmers’ field for irrigation.

Benefits offered (Subsidy) and outcome

Subsidy for the year 2019-20 is 70% (30% MNRE and 40% State) and Farmer contribution is 30%

The farmer availing the Standalone Solar Pump and is an applicant of TANGEDGO power for free connection, then the farmer may be allowed to be retained in the seniority list after getting an undertaking that when the farmers turn for free power connection comes under Normal priority, the solar pump will be connected to the Grid.


All the farmers whose lands are provided with good source of irrigation like bore well or open well or any surface storage structure and with shade free area near the irrigation source for the installation of Solar Panels.

Time-limit for Implementation
Programme will be completed within the financial year.
Officer to be approached
Assistant Executive Engineer
AED in the Revenue Division
Executive Engineer
AED in the District.
Superintending Engineer
AED in the Region.
Chief Engineer,
Agricultural Engineering Department,
Nandanam,Chennai-600 035.
Phone - 2435 2686, 2435 2622