Water-Scarce Rajasthan Poses New Challenges For Solar Pumps

By-Parul Kulshrestha  As temperatures rose in June this year, Jaman Singh Saini, a 69-year-old farmer from Badangarh village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, was irrigating his 31-acre farmland of millets, using an electric pump which came with its own challenges – erratic electricity supply, voltage fluctuation and associated costs. About 10 years ago, in 2013, […]

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PM KUSUM: Haryana Orders To Forfeit Deposits Of Errant Solar Firms

The Haryana New and Renewable Department, in its latest order, has threatened to take stringent action against errant solar companies working under the PM-KUSUM scheme. The order came to the fore after the department received several complaints from farmers against these companies. These complaints were related to delays or no response from these firms when repair […]

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Haryana Offers 75% Subsidy Support Under PM-KUSUM

Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HREDA) has now issued notification seeking applications from farmers for solar irrigation pump connections under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM). The notification asked the eligible farmers to apply up to July 12, 2023.  Under the scheme, the Haryana government is offering a 45 percent subsidy from the state […]

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Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Issues Tender for 347 MW Solar Projects Under PM-KUSUM

Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has issued a tender for 347 MW of solar projects under PM KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) Program. The project will be developed under RESCO Model. The last date for submission of bids is June 16, 2023. The successful bidder will look into the installation […]

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UP Issues Tender For Solarisation of 1,000 Agricultural Pumps Under PM-KUSUM 

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has now issued a tender for solarising 1,000 agricultural pumps under the Component C of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. The state nodal agency for clean energy projects asked bidders to bid for the project under which they would be […]

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Maharashtra Sees Launch of Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana – 2.0

‘Mission 2025’ of the Maharashtra Government has set sights on operating at least 30 per cent of agricultural feeders on solar energy. The timeline for this has been set at December 2025. In another similar initiative, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis have revealed that the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana […]

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Maharashtra Introduces Land Lease Model for Solar-Powered Agriculture

Maharashtra Government has revealed that it is looking to encourage agriculture driven by solar power across the state. This is with an aim to make sure that the farmers get power supply without any hinderances during daytime since rural areas are prone to power outages during the day. Towards this, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said […]

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Waiting To Take Off-The PM-KUSUM Story

Satveer Singh is a 51-year-old wheat farmer based at Mohanpura village in the Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. Around a year ago, he enrolled online with the state government under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. As a result, the solar developers installed a seven-Horse Power (HP) solar irrigation pump […]

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