KUSUM Scheme

4789 MW RE Capacity Sanctioned Under Component A of KUSUM Scheme

RK Singh has detailed that under Component-A of the KUSUM scheme 4789 MW of RE capacity has been sanctioned across farms in India, so far. Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has detailed that under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme 4789 MW […]

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TANGEDCO Tenders for 500 MW Solar Projects Under KUSUM Scheme in TN

TANGEDCO has tendered for 1 MW to 2 MW solar projects for a cumulative 500 MW capacity under Component- A of the PM KUSUM scheme in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) has issued a tender, seeking bids from eligible bidders for setting up of solar power projects of capacity 1 […]

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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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