In 2019, GIZ-India and IWMI came together for the project ‘Solar Irrigation Expansion in India’ to facilitate better decision making in the process of scaling and mainstreaming of solar irrigation in India, specifically the Government of India’s KUSUM initiative and associated policies in different states of India. As part of this project, IWMI and GIZ India have agreed to co-develop a knowledge portal to share the growing knowledge and data on various aspects of solar irrigation in India.

In August 2020, IWMI and Arghyam agreed to jointly develop a ‘solar irrigation’ topic page on the India Water Portal. The broad objective of this topic page is to support the expansion of solar irrigation in India by providing a knowledge platform for all to access the work done by different think tanks, organizations and individuals in the field of Solar Irrigation. The portal will contribute to advancing the debate and discussion by sharing the latest research and ideas around solar irrigation in India. The page will act as a repository of knowledge – in the form of data, information, tools, articles, essays and multimedia – and will also host information about relevant milestones and events around solar irrigation expansion in India.

For any information, or for contributing content, please write to: n.durga@cgiar.org