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Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan Scheme:

The Ministry of Renewable Energy recently issued a warning to farmers on PM-KUSUM website against fake websites and mobile applications that provide fake online application forms and demand registration fees for installing solar water pumps under PM Kusum scheme.

  • PM-KUSUM Scheme was launched in 2019 for de-dieselisation of the farm sector and enhancing the income of farmers.
  • It is aimed at ensuring energy security for farmers in India, along with honouring India’s commitment to increase the share of installed capacity of electric power from non-fossil-fuel sources to 40% by 2030 as part of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).
  • It aims to add Solar capacity of about 34,800 MW by March 2026 with the total Central Financial support of Rs 34,422 crore.
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It is being implemented by the designated departments of the State Government.
  • Under the Scheme, a central government subsidy upto 30% or 50% of the total cost is given for the installation of standalone solar pumps and also for the solarization of existing grid-connected agricultural pumps.
  • Further, farmers can also install grid-connected solar power plants up to 2MW, under the Scheme on their barren/fallow land.