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MNRE Extends EoI Submission Date for Evaluating Components of PM KUSUM Scheme till May 20

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2020

Amidst the series of extensions of deadlines for various schemes, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now extended the time for submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) for evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha...

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MNRE Invites EoI for Evaluating Components of PM KUSUM Scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed consultants and experts to undertake an evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme. This...

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Government to Set up 26 gigawatts Solar Power Capacity in Agriculture Sector by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has once again reiterated its promise to set up around 26 gigawatts solar power capacity in agriculture sector by 2022. Minister RK Singh said that a huge portion of this capacity would be installed in the form of conventional land-based...

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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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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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Energy farming to empower UP farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

In a first, the new Kisan Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme of the Centre is set to promote energy farming in agricultural sector in the state. The initiative is aimed making the best of ‘usar’ (alkaline) and ‘banjar’ (infertile) stretches of Bundelkhand which have...

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Rajasthan: New solar power scheme to light up lives of rural farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

A solar power scheme to generate income for farmers from their infertile land was launched last week. The proposal floated on Saturday requesting applications for setting up plants with capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 megawatt would also benefit the discoms, and fulfil a long-...

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MNRE issues norms for 10 lakh solar power pumps under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected solar power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. Under “Component C” of the scheme 10 lakh...

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Participation in PM-KUSUM tenders a challenge for distributed RE start-ups: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Early stage start-ups operating in the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) space are facing a challenge in participation in tenders floated under the ambitious KUSUM scheme, according to a report based on a survey by CLEAN, a Delhi-based non-government organisation (NGO). The...

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