Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’. The Scheme is currently under the process of seeking approval.

The proposal on KUSUM Scheme provides for :-

(i) installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of Capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas;

(ii) installation of standalone off-grid solar water pumps to fulfill irrigation needs of farmers not connected to grid; and

(iii) solarisation of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also enable them to sell surplus solar power generated to DISCOM and get extra income.