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Micro-enterprise Development Programs

Irrigation Pump

Helping meet farmers’ water needs

Satya Dev Tiwari, from Bihar’s Hardiya village, is a water provider. With Tara Urja’s help he bought a 3 HP electric irrigation pump, which he runs on his land to provide water to small farmers close by. He charges them INR 120-150 per hour during the two peak seasons of the year (October to December and March to April), and earns an extra income of INR 35,000 per year through this.

Satya’s success has prompted over 50 other farmers to start providing irrigation services, and he himself has installed another pump. He also receives constant requests to expand the area of his services, and may invest in a more powerful pump soon.