PM-Kusum not a solution for India’s irrigation needs: CSE

A report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) titled “Silver Bullet: Are Solar Pumps a Panacea for Irrigation, Farmer Distress and Discom Losses?” has assessed the expected impact of the PM-KUSUM scheme. According to the report, PM KUSUM might result in over-exploitation of groundwater. It notes that while, the solarisation of agricultural feeders… Continue reading PM-Kusum not a solution for India’s irrigation needs: CSE

Govt cautions against fraudulent websites for KUSUM scheme registration

Ministry of Renewable Energy(MNRE) has cautioned the public against fraudulent websites that are conducting registrations under the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme. Recently,MNRE has formulated the KUSUM Scheme.The scheme aims to promote the use of solar power among farmers.The power distribution companies and state nodal agencies would implement this scheme. The scheme… Continue reading Govt cautions against fraudulent websites for KUSUM scheme registration

Alternate farming models being promoted

At a workshop organised by World Bank, the Rajasthan government highlighted the scope and benefit of using solar pumps in agriculture. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme. The scheme aims to promote the use of solar power among farmers. In February 2019, the Cabinet… Continue reading Alternate farming models being promoted

KUSUM Scheme to promote solar power use among farmers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme. The scheme aims to promote the use of solar power among farmers. The scheme envisages a) installation of grid-connected solar power plants capacity up to 2 MW in the rural area, b) installation of standalone off-grid solar water… Continue reading KUSUM Scheme to promote solar power use among farmers