The MNRE has issued guidelines for the installation of innovative stand-alone solar pumps. These guidelines aim to help increase the efficiency and improve the performance of solar pumps while reducing costs. The MNRE has been promoting solar pumps in India under the off-grid and decentralised solar photovoltaic programme as well as the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM). The guidelines are applicable to all Indian innovators, manufacturers and service providers that wish to install innovative stand-alone solar pumps in India under MNRE schemes. The guidelines further elaborate on specific issues under four categories – call for expression of interest, evaluation of applications, demonstration of innovation and adoption of technology by the MNRE.