MNRE issues guidelines for implementing feeder-level solarisation under PM-KUSUM scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE) has issued guidelines for implementation of feeder-level solarisation under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme after consultation with state governments.  

In February 2019, the government had approved the launch of the PM-KUSUM scheme to provide financial and water security to farmers through harnessing solar energy capacities of 25.75 GW by 2022. PM-KUSUM scheme Component-C provides for solarisation of grid-connected agriculture pumps. After consultation with states, it was decided to also allow feeder-level solarisation where instead of putting solar panels at each individual agriculture pump, a single solar power plant of capacity adequate to supply power to an agriculture feeder or multiple feeders will be installed.

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