PM KUSUM Yojana is a scheme launched by the Indian government to help farmers install solar irrigation pumps in their farms. Under this scheme, farmers can get a 60% subsidy (30% from Central Financial Assistance (CFA) and 30% from the State Government)) and a 30% as loan from a bank.
Farmers can apply for the KUSUM Yojana by following the steps outlined below.
Step 1: Visit the KUSUM Yojana's official website
Step 2: Log in with your username and password
Step 3: Click on ‘Apply’ located on the main page
Step 4: Fill out the form with your name, number, email, and other required details
Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’ after filling out all of the required information
Once done, you will receive a notification indicating ‘Successfully Registered’ after submitting the application form.
When applying online, here are the documents you must submit to the portal
ID proof such as an Aadhaar card, driving license, and voter ID card
Bank account passbook
Khasra Khatauni number
2 Passport size photo
To learn more about the scheme, visit the MNRE's website - www.mnre.gov.in and https://pmkusum.mnre.gov.in/landing.html. These sites also have information on eligibility for participation in the scheme and the implementation process.
Alternatively, you can try any of the following contact options:
The eligibility for PM KUSUM Yojana varies depending on the component. For example, for Component A, Independent farmers, groups of farmers, cooperatives or panchayats, Farmer Producer Organisations, and Water User Associations are eligible.
Farmers can apply for three different components under the KUSUM Yojana. Component A allows farmers to use their land to set up solar power plants within 5 KMs of a power station.
With Component B, farmers can install a standalone solar pump for irrigation. Under Component C, farmers can get financial support of up to ₹10 Lakhs for the solarization of the existing grid.
The PM KUSUM Yojana aims to promote the use of renewable energy, primarily solar, in agriculture. This scheme also allows farmers to make additional income.
Farmers can sell the extra electricity to their local electricity distribution companies or DISCOMs.