RRECL awards 722 MW solar power to farmers under KUSUM

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has allotted 722 MW of capacity to 623 farmers under the central government’s KUSUM scheme which aims to generate income for farmers from the unfertile or semi-barren land.

Reportedly, Rajasthan is the first state in the country to conduct bidding and allot more capacity than the target given by the MNRE. Under the scheme, farmers can set up plants with capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 MW and the power will be bought by the state discom at Rs 3.14 per unit, which is higher than the rates discovered through auctions.

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