Sutlej run wild

Sutlej run wild

For weeks, heavy rainfall in the Himalayas had caused rivers to swell to such an extent that dams overflowed and threatened to break. The authorities had to open the floodgates, resulting in flooding of the lower reaches of the river. Many were left homeless, much of...
further 150 kWp connected

further 150 kWp connected

Since 2017, solar panels have been installed step by step on the roofs of Kirpal Sagar to generate electricity. It all began with the old people’s home, which has now been completed. Due to a change of supplier there was a longer delay. Photo: from left: Senior...
mobile Solar Panel

mobile Solar Panel

Water pumps for field irrigation run on diesel engines or require a lot of electricity. Most pumps are mobile and are used where they are needed. Solar-powered models have been around for some time, but have the disadvantage that the modules are permanently mounted so...
Water Tank renovated

Water Tank renovated

Kirpal Sagar has its own water tower since 1986. The last weeks it has been renovated and is now freshly painted. Below the water basin is the pump room and the electrical workshop. The large pump, which pumps water from a depth of 80 metres, has recently been largely...
Solar Energy for Waterpumps

Solar Energy for Waterpumps

In summer, without irrigation, not much works in northern India. Traditionally, diesel pumps are used for this purpose. Electric pumps are now also available on the market for this purpose. Instead of laying expensive long cables or installing overhead lines in the...
Rich vegetable Harvest

Rich vegetable Harvest

After some trials last year, a larger area was cultivated with eggplants this year. Next door are experimental fields where different types of mixed crops are cultivated in a concept reminiscent of a raised bed. The moisture-loving plants are at the bottom of the...