Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious solar project for farmers called Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) has been red flagged by the Finance Ministry, Business Standard reported.
With an aim to promote use of solar power among farmers, the government is all set to launch Rs 1.4 crore KUSUM scheme next month. “The KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan) will be implemented in July.
The government will provide 2.75 million solar pumps to farmers under the first phase of the Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme, to be launched by July 2018.
The Rs 48,000-crore KUSUM scheme to promote the use of solar power among farmers would be placed before the Cabinet by next month, New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said today.