Located in Kutch region of Gujarat, the project aims to install solar PV systems for operating the water pumps used by salt farmers. The ‘Agariyas’ or salt farmers of the Rann of Kutch produce more than 75% of India’s salt. A crucial part of the salt farming process is the pumping of the brine from surface or underground sources into the salt pans; farmers generally use diesel for operating the pump. A salt farmer spends nearly a lakh rupees annually, a significant portion of his earning, for procuring diesel. In this context, solar pumping has been identified as a desirable technological solution. The project involves the installation of solar panels that power the motor to pump water into the salt pans which is then left to evaporate, leaving behind salt deposits. Solar-based solutions provide reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy for decentralised and informal sectors. When deployed, the benefits include improved livelihoods with increased productivity and incomes, increased social welfare and reduced spending on fossil fuel subsidies and centralized infrastructure.