NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 91

Summary No-35
Profile of the Student:
Name: Pushpendra Kumar Gupta
Degree Programme: MBA-IAB (International Agri-Business)
University/Institute: International Agri-Business Management Institute, Anand
Agricultural University, Anand
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: Gyanjit Kumar Mandal
Designation: DGM
Department: BID, SPD, DIT & DPSP
Name of Regional Office: Gujarat (Ahmedabad)
Objectives of the study:
1. To assess the cost benefit comparative analysis with the use of solar pumps over diesel pumps in salt
pan areas and with diesel and electric pump in agriculture.
2. To assess the viability and bankability of the solar power pump for irrigation purposes and for
saltpan areas
3. To get insight of socioeconomic aspects, living conditions and health issues of the individual and
family members working in salt pan areas
4. To assess the various possible issues &constraints in deployment and use of SPIP
Sample State/ Distt/ Blocks/ Villages: Gujarat /Anand, Kheda (village Dhundi) and Surendranagar
(various villages in salt pan areas).
Sample Size: 50 SF/MF & 30 Salt-pan workers Total-80
Research Methodology:
Collection of primary data with the help of survey interview based on questionnaire having open and
closed ended questions. Secondary data from Government websites, research studies by government
agencies and government publications and some other institutions, etc. Sampling method: Non-
probability and Probability. Sampling technique: Stratified sampling, purposive sampling, simple
random sampling. Sampling units: Farmers, Salt-pan workers, Solar Pump manufacturers, Coop.
Banks, NGO & DISCOM. Data collection tool: Questionnaire, Schedule and Observation, Analytical tool:
Tabular analysis, graphical presentation, NPV, etc.
Major Findings:
1. Solar irrigation pumps will play a definite part of changing India’s energy landscape into the use
of solar energy. A solar power pump is a sustainable innovative technology which has potential
to resolve the irrigation as well as climate issues that the country and the world faces due to the
increased use of fossil fuels for generation of electricity.
2. Based on the analysis of costs and assessment of viability and bankability of the Solar Power Pump
(SPP) over a time period of ten years, it has been found that without subsidy SPP is not bankable or
viable as the income from the SPP including savings arrived at with the use of SPP is not even closer
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