Early stage start-ups operating in the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) space are facing a challenge in participation in tenders floated under the ambitious KUSUM scheme, according to a report based on a survey by CLEAN, a Delhi-based non-government organisation (NGO).
The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to support installation of off-grid solar pumps in rural areas and reduce dependence on grid, in grid-connected areas.
With the overall goal of making the farmers independent, the implementation guidelines for PM-KUSUM scheme were announced in July 2019. It entails setting up of 25,750 MW solar capacity by 2022 with a total central financial support of Rs 34,422 crore. Read More
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