NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 83

THEME-5 : Use of Non Conventional Source of Energy in Agriculture-
Extent of Use & Benefits (Himachal Pradesh); (Uttarakhand); Rural Energy
(Head Office). Use of Solar Power Pumps for Agriculture and Livelihood
Enhancement in Salt Pan Areas (Gujarat);
Summary No-32
Profile of the Student:
Name: Ajay Thakur
Degree Programme: M.Sc.(Environment Science)
University/ Institute: Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Himachal Pradesh
University, Kusumpti, Shimla
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: Manavpreet Singh
Department: SPD, RIDF
Name of Regional Office: Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
Objectives of the study:
• To study the use of non-conventional source of energy in agriculture in Himachal Pradesh.
• To study the use of solar fencing, solar water pump and solar drier in agriculture.
• To assess the viability, feasibility and bankability of the solar application in agriculture.
• To study and analyze the bottlenecks and impediment for non-adoption of solar application in
• To study policy measure for wide spread adoption of solar induced application in agriculture in
Himachal Pradesh
Sample State/Distt/Blocks/ Villages: Himachal Pradesh/Solan & Kangra /1 University, 2
Sample size: 14
Research Methodology:
The study was based on both primary and secondary data. The study was conducted in two districts
of Himachal Pradesh i.e. Solan and Kangra. The primary source of data is based upon the interview
questionnaire circulated to the respondents. The purposive based random sampling method has been
used for sampling of the respondent. The reason for identification of respondent on the basis of purposive
sampling is that limited unit of solar fencing, solar water pump and solar drier have been established in
Solan and Kangra district.
Major Findings:
A. Solar Fencing:
• Himachal Pradesh receives maximum global insolation ie. 7.53kwh/m2/day during the summer in
the month of May.
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