PM Kishan Urja Surksha evam Uthan Mahabhiyan

Scheme is aimed at ensuring energy security for farmers in India, along with honouring India’s commitment to increase the share of installed capacity of electric power from non-fossil-fuel sources to 40% by 2030 as part of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

The PM-KUSUM Scheme was launched in 2019 with 3 components:

  • Component-A: For Setting up of 10,000 MW of Decentralized Grid Connected Renewable Energy Power Plants on barren land. Under this component, renewable energy based power plants (REPP) of capacity 500 kW to 2 MW will be setup by individual farmers/ group of farmers/ cooperatives/ panchayats/ Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO)/Water User associations (WUA) on barren/fallow land.
  • Component-B: For Installation of 17.50 Lakh stand-alone solar agriculture pumps. Under this Component, individual farmers will be supported to install standalone solar Agriculture pumps of capacity up to 7.5 HP for replacement of existing diesel Agriculture pumps / irrigation systems in off-grid areas, where grid supply is not available. Pumps of capacity higher than 7.5 HP can also be installed, however, the financial support will be limited to 7.5 HP capacity
  • Component-C: For Solarisation of 10 Lakh Grid Connected Agriculture Pumps.  The farmer will be able to use the generated solar power to meet the irrigation needs and the excess solar power will be sold to DISCOMs at pre-fixed tariff

It is notable that the scope of the PM-KUSUM Scheme was modified based on the learning from the first year of the implementation.

CENTRAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (CFA)/ STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

  • Component-A: Procurement Based Incentive (PBI) @ 40 paise/kWh or Rs. 6.60 lakhs/MW/year, whichever is less, will be provided for the first five years by MNRE to DISCOMs, for buying the power from farmers/developers
  • Component-B & C:
    • CFA of 30% of the benchmark cost or the tender cost, whichever is lower. State Government subsidy 30%; Remaining 40% by the farmer
    • In North Eastern States, Sikkim, J&K, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep and A&N Islands, CFA of 50%, State Government subsidy 30%, Remaining 20% by the farmer

How to apply :-

As the Scheme is to be implemented through Power Distributing companies (DISCOMs), therefore, the residential consumer who wishes to seek CFA has to approach the DISCOMs operating in his area for installation of rooftop solar plant and get the CFA.

  1. Power Distributing companies (DISCOMs) operating in his area for installation of rooftop solar plant and get the CFA. One can approach either the portal of the DISCOM, if available, or visit the local office of the DISCOM in his area. List of few DISCOMS are available in website https://solarrooftop.gov.in/Agencies_list.html —>
  2. Shri J .K. Jethani  Scientist E, MNRE (email id: jethani.jk@nic.in)

To know in detail, download Guidline PDF

To know all other detail Go PM Kusum Web

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