Tangedco eyeing to rope in agriculturists as partners under Kusum scheme


Tangedco eyeing to rope in agriculturists as partners under Kusum scheme

“Technology has not just disrupted transportation and e-commerce sectors. Electricity is in for huge disruption,” said Vikram Kapur, Chairman and Managing Director, Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco).

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting organised by the Planters’ Association of Tamilnadu (PAT), he said “TN fortunately has the highest installed wind and solar energy capacity. The State Government wants to triple the installed capacity of solar power from 3,000 Mw to 9,000 Mw. Though it seems a little far-fetched, it is still possible.”

Thus stating, Kapur threw light on the Kusum (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) scheme. “Subsidy is available under this scheme; it is an opportunity for landowners and small farmers to invest in solar panels,” he said, adding “we can all partner with each other. It is yet another example of diversification.” Read More

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