Kolkata: The state Water Resources Investigation and Development department has laid special emphasis on using solar pumps wherever feasible to supply irrigation water to agricultural land.
Apart from being environment friendly, the solar installation has been able to reduce the electricity bill of the beneficiary farmer to a bare minimum.
Burdwan is second in the list with irrigation potential of 1236 hectares land being achieved while Jhargram is third where irrigation potential of 591 hectares have been achieved.
So, the government decided to push for solar pumps.
The solar installation, however, requires a comparatively larger area.