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160 subsidised solar pumps for Pilibhit farmers on first-come-first-served basis

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 27, 2020

The Pilibhit agriculture department is set to provide 160 solar pumps to farmers...

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Subject Tags: KUSUM Scheme , solar pumps

CEL invites bids to install off-grid solar pump systems in Madhya Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2020

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids to install and commission standalone off-grid solar water pumping systems in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The successful bidder shall supply the balance-of-system (BOS) components, and install and commission the solar...

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MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Installation of Innovative Stand-Alone Solar Pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 7, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had issued updated specifications for stand-alone solar pumps in July last year. And since then it claims to have received representations from innovators claiming that by using different design/software for the stand-alone...

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Nashik zone gets 1840 solar power pumps, relief for farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

The Nashik division of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has installed 1,840 solar power pumps to enable the farmers to pump out groundwater during the daytime. The solar pumps have been allotted to the farmers, who paid for the new...

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Farm sector booster dose through Kusum scheme for solar pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

The UP government is likely to lend a budgetary push to the ambitious PM Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan (PM-Kusum) scheme envisaging solarisation of agricultural pumps up to a capacity of 7.5 horse power. Power officials confirmed that the energy department would...

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Tamil Nadu: Manufacturers raise concerns over central govt’s announcement on solar pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

Pump manufacturers from the city say they have little to cheer about the announcement in Union Budget that the central government would provide funds to 20 lakh farmers to set up solar pumps. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced in the Union Budget on February 1...

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Solar pump scheme to now cover 20 lakh farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme has been expanded to cover 20 lakh farmers, up from 17.5 lakh farmers it was initially intended to cover. The scheme was initially announced in Budget 2019 to provide a parallel source of income...

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Tamil Nadu: Bright spot eludes solar powered agri income plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

Solar farms of private companies have been sprouting up on arid lands in Tamil Nadu to generate power, but ‘solar panels’ on fertile agricultural lands too may soon come up if the Tamil Nadu Energy Agency (TEDA) has its way. TEDA has drawn up a plan to enlist farmers from...

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India installed 181,000 solar power pumps for irrigation in three years under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

More than 181,000 solar power pumps have been installed in the country over the past three years for meeting the electricity demand for irrigation under the Pradhan-Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) scheme being implemented by the Ministry of New...

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MSEDCL installs only 12,500 of 1 lakh solar pumps targeted by March 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Former energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule had given a target to MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited) of installing one lakh solar farm pumps by March 2020 under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Yojana (MSKY). So far, it has been able to install...

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