KUSUM Scheme

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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MNRE Seeks Suggestions on Draft Guidelines For Installation of Solar Pumps/Plants By Farmers

Stakeholders have until March 22, 2019, to send their comments/ suggestions/ views on the draft guidelines. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice inviting suggestions and comments from stakeholders on the draft guidelines for implementation of the scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power plants. […]

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Indian Smart Cities Shining Brighter with Sun

A great scientist, thinker, writer and Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, dreamed of seeing India as a ‘Developed Country’ by 2022 when it celebrates its 75th Independence Day. The roadmap of ‘Smart Cities’ is a part of the ‘India Vision 2020’ which initially designed by the Government of India’s Technology Think Tank […]

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Higher RPOs to Help India Meet 175 GW Renewable Target, says Greenpeace

It further added that, MNRE’s recently announced Kusum scheme to promote solar arrays connected to irrigation pumps can play a key role in helping states fulfil their RPOs. Greenpeace India said that 21 per cent target of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by 2022 will be helping India in meeting the renewable energy goal of 175 GW till 2022, […]

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Cabinet Approval Soon for Rs 50k cr KUSUM Scheme on Solar Farming

We would be able to implement the scheme in first half of this fiscal, says Anand Kumar. The KUSUM scheme may soon get the Cabinet nod by this month end and will be rolled out in the first half this fiscal, a senior official said. On the launch of TERI year book, New and Renewable Energy Secretary Anand Kumar said, […]

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