Solar Irrigation Project: Action for Climate Change
- GHEL has launched its first Solar Irrigation Pump at Muradpur in Bogra district in 2012. It has already installed 40 such irrigation pumps and will install another 100 Solar Irrigation systems by 2021. Each irrigation pump supplied 8,00,000-15,00,000 liters of water per day for irrigation and covering 80-120 bigha land. But upcoming Irrigation Pumps will be bigger size with minimum 1.8 to 2.2 million Liters. of water supply per day for irrigation and drinking water purposes. The GHEL Irrigation System is completely solar powered and widespread adoption of this technology would significantly reduce government expenses on agricultural subsidies for diesel. These green and sustainable irrigation systems has been revolutionized irrigation and crops production in Bangladesh. The irrigation pumps have a life span of at least 15 to 20 years with minimum service and the initial investment can be returned with a very satisfactory outcome – environmentally, economically and socially. The GHEL Solar Irrigation program for improved and sustainable irrigation for agro-business development which must be implemented in as many as villages possible.