IDEI has made substantial positive contribution to environment by promoting environment friendly technologies amongst the smallholder farmers. Smallholder farms numbering more than 93 million1 are the largest population in the agricultural sector of India. Empowering them to use environment friendly irrigation technologies has made a large impact especially on the following four parameters.
The adoption of Treadle Pump replaces the use of diesel pumps by the smallholder farmers. A total of 681.7 million litres of diesel has been saved in agriculture in India. This much diesel could meet the diesel requirements of Delhi for 307 days (in the year 2010-11).
When monetised this will be US$ 545 Million!