The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for 50,000 solar water pumping systems. These solar water pumps are to be installed at projects sites of identified farmers in the state.
The last date for bid submission has been fixed on January 16, 2019. The technical bids will open on January 17, 2018.
Recently, Maharashtra government announced that it will impose electricity surcharge of 10 paise (~$0.0014)/kWh on industrial and commercial consumers of electricity to help realize the installation of solar pumps across the state.
Many other states have also taken the initiative to solarize agriculture and have come up with tenders for solar water pumping systems. Read More