Located in the 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 which is expensive and unsustainable. 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.