The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected sola power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme.
Under “Component C” of the scheme 10 lakh agriculture pumps of 7.5 Horsepower capacity each are planned to be solarised by 2022. As per provisions of the scheme, initially one lakh grid-connected pumps are targeted to be solarised on pilot basis and further scale-up will be carried out after the evaluation of the pilot phase.
The scheme aims at ensuring reliable day time power supply for irrigation, reducing subsidy burden on power distribution companies and providing additional sources of income to the farmers. Read More
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