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What is PM KUSUM Scheme

The Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme to enhance farmer income and provide irrigation sources. In March 2019, the PM-KUSUM Yojana received administrative clearance, and guidelines were drafted in July 2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) launched this programme to encourage the installation of solar pumps and other renewable energy plants across the country. This concept is broken down into three parts, each of which is detailed in more detail below.

 

PM KUSUM Yojana's Objectives

Farmers, farmer organisations, panchayats, and co-operative societies can apply for a solar pump under the Pradhan Mantri KUSUM Yojana. The overall cost of this scheme is broken down into three areas, each of which the government will assist farmers with. Farmers will receive a 60 percent subsidy from the government. Farmers will only be required to contribute 10% of the project's overall cost. Farmers can sell the electricity generated by the solar panels. Money earned from the sale of power might be utilised to launch a new business.

Key Benefits of KUSUM Yojana

The following are the PM KUSUM scheme benefits:

  • Provides farmers with a risk-free source of revenue

  • Capacity to prevent overexploitation of groundwater

  • Ensures that farmers have access to power at all times.

  • Aids in the decrease of agriculture's carbon footprint.

  • Reduces the burden of farm power subsidies on farmers.

Components of PM KUSUM Yojana

Component A

  • Under this concept, workers will build 10,000 MW of grid-connected decentralised renewable energy power plants on barren land.

  • Farmers, cooperatives, farmer organisations, panchayats, Water User Associations (WUA), and Farmer Producer Organizations will construct these networks (FPO)

  • Within a 5-kilometer radius of the substation, power projects will be built.

Component B

  • Farmers would be helped to install stand-alone solar agriculture pumps worth Rs. 17.50 Lakhs under this scheme.

  • The pumps, which will have a horsepower rating of up to 7.5, will be utilised to upgrade current diesel farming pumps.

  • Although the capacity can be greater than 7.5 HP, financial assistance will only be granted up to that point.

Component C

  • This scheme aims to solarize 10 Lakh grid-connected agriculture pumps, with individual farmers receiving assistance to solarize pumps that are already linked to the grid.

  • Extrasolar power will be sold to India's distribution companies (DISCOMs) at a predetermined price.

  • Solar energy will be used to meet the irrigation needs of farmers.

How to Implement the KUSUM Scheme?

  • The test run of Component A and Component C for a capacity of 1000 MW and 1 Lakh pumps is the initial step.

  • Components A and C will be employed for increased capacity and pumps following the successful deployment of a sample run.

  • Capacity has been sanctioned to various State Government Agencies based on demand.

  • Tendering or allocation for Components A and C shall be done by the implementation agency appointed by the state governments for those components.

For the years 2021-2022, the following is a tabular depiction of component-by-component specifics of sanctions and state Implementing Agencies:

State

Component-A

Component-B

Implementation Agency

Sanc. Capacity

Implementation

Agency

Sanc. Quantity

(MW)

(No.)

Chhattisgarh

No Demand

Chhattisgarh

Renewable Energy

Development

Agency (CREDA)

20000

Delhi

BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd.

10

No Demand

BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.

Tata Power Delhi

Distribution Limited

Haryana

Uttar Haryana Bijli

Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN)

25

Department of New &

Renewable Energy (DNRE), Haryana

Nodal Officer: P.K. Nautiyal

Scientific Engineer ‘A’

pkn.hareda@gmail.com

Contact: 9988798737

15000

Dakshin Haryana Bijli

Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVN)

Himachal Pradesh

HP Govt. Energy

Development Agency (HIMURJA)

10

Department of Agriculture, Govt of HP

Nodal Officer: Dr. Anand Prashar

Joint Director Agriculture

krishibhawan-hp@gov.in

Contact: 9418042068

550

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran

Nigam Limited (JBVNL)

Nodal Officer: Ram Singh

Executive Engg, JREDA

shritvnl@rediffmail.com

Contact: 9431929187

10

Jharkhand Renewable

Energy Development

Agency (JREDA)

Nodal Officer: Mukesh Prasad

Exec. Engg, JREDA

mp.jusnl@gmail.com

Contact: 7004806449

10000

Gujarat

Gujarat Energy

Development Agency (GEDA)

40

Gujarat Urja Vikas

Nigam Limited (GUVNL)

4000

Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply

Company Limited (BESCOM)

50

Karnataka Renewable

Energy Development

Limited (KREDL)

6000

Hubli Electricity Supply

Company Limited (HESCOM)

Mangalore Electricity Supply

Company Limited (MESCOM)

Chamundeshwari Electricity

Supply Corporation Ltd. (CESC)

Kerala

Kerala State Electricity

Board (KSEB) Ltd

10

 

Madhya

Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Urja Vikas

Nigam (MPUVN)

100

Madhya Pradesh

Urja Vikas Nigam

Limited (MPUVNL)

25000

Maharashtra 

Maharashtra State

Electricity Distribution

Company Limited (MSEDCL)

300

Maharashtra Energy

Development Agency (MEDA)

Nodal Officer: Vikas Rode

General Manager, MEDA

gmsolar@mahaurja.com

Contact: 9422716490

30000

Manipur

No Demand

Manipur Renewable Energy

Development Agency (MANIREDA)

20

Meghalaya

TBD

10

TBD

1700

Odisha

No Demand

Orissa Renewable Energy

Development Agency (OREDA)

Nodal Officer: Ashok Kumar Choudhury

Joint Director, OREDA

ashok.oreda@gmail.com

Contact: 9861310407

2500

Punjab

Punjab Energy

Development Agency (PEDA)

Nodal Officer: P.C. Bains

Joint Director, PEDA

pcbains@gmail.com

Contact: 9417652250

30

Punjab Energy

Development Agency (PEDA)

Nodal Officer: P.C. Bains

Joint Director, PEDA

pcbains@gmail.com

Contact: 9417652250

4500

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Urja

Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RUVNL)

325

Horticulture Department,

Govt. of Rajasthan

Nodal Officer: Gopal Lal

Joint Director Horticulture

ddh.hq.hort@rajasthan.gov.in

Contact: 9829051129

25000

 

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FAQs on KUSUM Yojana

✔️What is the PM KUSUM Scheme?

The Indian government has created a new programme called KUSUM to help farmers install solar irrigation pumps on their properties. This scheme will provide farmers with a 60% subsidy for installing pump sets and tube wells on their land.

✔️Who launched the KUSUM Scheme?

In the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has created the PM KUSUM Scheme for farmers to install solar pumps and grid-connected solar and other renewable energy facilities.

✔️What is the KUSUM scheme in full form?

Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan is the full form of KUSUM.

✔️When was the KUSUM scheme launched?

In March 2019, the PM-KUSUM plan received administrative clearance, and rules were prepared in July 2019.

✔️How is the KUSUM scheme beneficial to Farmers?

This programme intends to supply Indian farmers with low-cost solar irrigation pumps, allowing them to reduce their reliance on diesel-powered grids.

✔️How much is the subsidy for KUSUM Yojana?

The state government will pay a 30% subsidy, while the farmer will be responsible for the remaining 40%.