Solar Tube Wells
Due to the lack of an irrigation canal system, farmers in the area are dependent on rain for their crops. The climate in the area has changed over the past two decades due to lack of sufficient rains, which has resulted in sub-par crops and further pushed a significant population below the poverty line. Most farmers do not have the funds to establish tube wells to ensure a regular and consistent income from the agricultural lands that they manage. Moreover, the high cost of electricity and other fuel-based tube wells remain out of their reach. FMF has partnered with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs)and is looking for a bank to arrange subsidized loans for solar tube wells. These wells have a lower operation cost and can help farmers payback loans and have a stable income.