KUSUM Scheme

MNRE Invites EOI for Installation of Innovative Solar Pumps

MNRE has invited expression of interest (EOI) for the installation of innovative solar pumps for the promotion of innovative solar pump technologies The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had issued Guidelines for promoting innovative solar pumps in June this year. And the Ministry has now invited innovators/ manufacturers/ service providers to submit an […]

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MNRE Offers Clarifications for Implementation of KUSUM Scheme

MNRE has issued clarifications sought by a few State Implementing Agencies on certain issues relating to the implementation of the PM-KUSUM Scheme. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in a recent notification has issued clarifications on certain issues relating to the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme. […]

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MNRE Invites EoI for Evaluating Components of PM KUSUM Scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed consultants and experts to undertake an evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme. This scheme was launched during the month of March last year and has three components: […]

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KUSUM Scheme Expanded in new Budget to Cover 20 Lakh Farmers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the expansion of PM KUSUM Scheme under which 20 lakh farmers will now be provided with funds to set up standalone solar pumps. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2019, while presenting the latest budget has announced the expansion of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM […]

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At REI 2019, Hope Makes A Comeback, Against the Odds

The Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo 2019 began at the India Expo Centre of Greater Noida yesterday. The event will run till September 20, offering the largest assembly of players in the renewable energy and now, the e-mobility sector in India. The Expo, in its 13th year, justifiably claims to be the biggest such show […]

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MNRE Eases Bidder Selection Norms under PM KUSUM Scheme

MNRE further added that, to have wider competition all eligible bidders shortlisted on the basis of technical and financial criteria stipulated in the bidding document and under the price bracket of (L1 + 10 percent of L1) will be empanelled on acceptance of L1 price and have equal opportunity to work in market mode. In […]

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As Farmers Switch to Solar Pumps, Experts Fear Groundwater Exploitation

Though the off-grid solar pumps have made life easy for farmers in many villages across India, many fear they are likely to lead to over-exploitation of groundwater.  In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn’t available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji […]

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Shakti Pumps Buoyant on Govt’s Scheme for Solar Irrigation Pumps

As per the government sources, the project envisages implementation of overall 2.75 lakh agricultural pumps for FY 2019-20, the company added. One of the leading water pumps and motors makers Shakti Pumps India Ltd is quiet optimistic about the government’s mega scheme called Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM), for boosting use of solar-powered […]

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MNRE Warns Public Against Fraudulent Websites Under KUSUM Scheme

MNRE warns public against fake websites under the KUSUM scheme. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)  has in its latest advisory warned the general public against fraudulent websites for registration under the Kisan Urja Suraksha exam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. “It has been noticed that few websites have cropped up claiming to be […]

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