First in State, Pune ZP implements water schemes based on solar energy

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Pune, October 26, 2021: Majority of the villages in Pune district have tap water and public water distribution system. But loadshedding or pending electricity bills hamper the water distribution. Thus, Pune Zilla Parishad has decided to switch over to Solar energy to pump over 1, 191 water pumps in various villages.

First in Maharashtra State to implement such an ambitious scheme, the scheme will be implemented phase wise. Three horsepower, five horsepower, 7.5 horsepower and 10 horsepower pumps will be used on solar energy.

Generally, the Grampanchyat is responsible to pay the electricity bills for water distribution in the village.

Solar energy will be implemented in these villages

Khed, Maval, Baramati, Purandar, Ambegaon, Junnar, Shirur, Indapur, Daund, Mulshi, Velha, Haveli, Bhor.

Uninterrupted water supply scheme
ZP president Nirmala Pansare said, “we are planning to provide uninterrupted water supply to various villages. Majority of time, the water supply gets disconnected as the Gram Panchyat could not afford to pay the electricity bills. This increases the load on the women of the villages who had to walk long distances to fetch water. Thus, we have decided to run the water distribution system on solar energy”.