•  Duration:
  • 12 minutes
  •  Client:
  • USAID

The agriculture sector in India consumes about 23% of the total electricity produced and 90% of the total ground water. Subsidised electricity coupled with freely available groundwater and use of inefficient water pumps has led to rampant over exploitation and misuse of the natural resources.

This film explores how the Water Energy Nexus Activity – an innovative program designed by USAID and GOI attempts to address the issue by introducing high energy efficient pumps, water side intervention and demand side management.

With a nationwide investment of $ 12 billion in new high energy efficient pumps, India could reduce its electricity demand supply gap from the current 8% to 1%, can save annually agricultural tariff subsidy of $ 2 billion, besides saving in carbon emission, electrical network capacity and in ground water.