Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)

  •  According to the Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’.
  • The Scheme is currently under the process of seeking approval.
  • The proposal on KUSUM Scheme provides for :-
    • Installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of Capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas;
    • Installation of standalone off-grid solar water pumps to fulfil irrigation needs of farmers not connected to grid; and
    • Solarisation of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also enable them to sell surplus solar power generated to DISCOM and get extra income.

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