Solar Pumps Are Empowering Women Farmers in India

On top of its climate benefits, the technology is boosting women’s income and confidence while challenging traditional gender norms.

Credit: Tanmoy Bhaduri

Watch a video about Chakhaji, the only 100 percent solar irrigated village in Bihar.

Tanmoy Bhaduri is a development journalist focusing on underreported issues in India and Bangladesh. Currently with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as science communicator, he weaves innovative narratives on water management and sustainable development, leaving a legacy of transformative storytelling that amplifies voices and brings positive change. He is based in New Delhi, India.

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