The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the extension of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme till March 31, 2026.
The extension has been made with targets under the three components remaining unchanged and allowing inter-se transfer of quantities across Component- B and Component-C. Alongwith extension of the scheme, few amendments in the scheme have also been notified. The amendment states central finance assistance (CFA) will be available for pump capacity up to 15 HP to individual farmers under Components- B and Component-C. This CFA shall be eligible in the north eastern states, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Also, the CFA for pump capacity upto 15 HP will be limited to 10 per cent of total installations. Further, conditions of the domestic content requirement for solar cells have been waived off for the feeder level solarisation under the Component-C for the projects awarded by implementing agency on or before June 20, 2023. Lastly, a budget allocation of Rs 100 billion approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs will be utilized before accessing the extra budgetary resources.