The program aims to add solar capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022
With an eye on the distressed agricultural sector of the country, the central government has now approved the launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan ( #KUSUM ) program for farmers. This program is aimed at helping the farmers install solar pumps and grid-connected solar power projects, which in turn would provide financial and water security to farmers.
The program aims to add a solar capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022.
The program has three components;
Component-A: 10,000 MW of decentralized ground mounted grid-connected solar PV projects,
Component-B: Installation of 1.75 million standalone solar powered agriculture pumps
Component-C: Solarization of 1 million grid-connected solar powered agriculture pumps.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ( #MNRE ), component-A and component-C will be implemented on pilot mode until December 2019. The pilot will be for 1,000 MW of ground-mounted solar or other projects based on renewable energy source and solarization of 100,000 grid-connected agriculture pumps and will be scaled after the success of the pilot run.
Component-B will be implemented in a full-fledged manner from the beginning, according to MNRE.
In February 2019, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ( #CCEA ) approved the launch of KUSUM.
Source By: www.mercomindia.com