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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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Power dept looks to take TERI's help in use of solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

The state Power department will take assistance from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on the use of solar power to operate agricultural pumps. TERI will help West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) in preparing the operational model in such a...

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Government revises solar pumps costs before installing 17.5 lakh units

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2019

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has revised the benchmark costs of solar pumps for FY20. The latest bench-marking comes at a time when the government is preparing to install 17.5...

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Rajasthan: Renewed thrust on green energy with policy push

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 11, 2019

The Budget’s focus in the energy sector is to tap the immense potential of non-conventional energy sources. It proposes to generate 1,426 MW of wind power and 4,885 MW of solar power by 2023....

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Policy stability with the re-election of NDA government to support capacity growth in renewable energy sector

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2019

The policy support by the central government as well as improved cost competitiveness has increased the share of renewable energy (RE) based capacity in the overall installed power generation...

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Election Results: Renewable energy industry expects govt to sharpen focus on policy stability

By : Sustainability ..., May 24, 2019

As India seems to have voted for a majority government for yet another term, the renewable energy industry wants the government to continue with a sharp focus on policy stability to spur growth...

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