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PM Kusum Yojana: Get 75% Subsidy to Install Solar Pumps, Apply Before 30 Sep

M Kanika
M Kanika
PM Kusum Yojana 2021
PM Kusum Yojana 2021

PM Kusum Yojana is being run by the government with the aim of promoting solar energy. Under this, solar pumps are being provided on subsidy for irrigation purposes to the farmers. In Rajasthan, a target has been set by the government to provide solar pumps to 25,000 farmers by the 30th of September.

In the last budget, Rajasthan announced the installation of 25,000 solar pumps in the state. Orders have already been issued for the installation of about 22,000 pumps and for the remaining 3,000 pumps the Principal Secretary has ordered to complete the work by 30th September.

Along with this, the Principal Secretary, Agriculture & Horticulture Department, Bhaskar A Sawant directed to issue orders for all 25,000 solar pumps targeted under Kusum Yojana by 30th September.

50,000 Solar Pumps to be Installed This Year 

Informing about the progress of departmental schemes, Commissioner of Horticulture Department Abhimanyu Kumar said that in compliance with the budget announcement for the year 2020-21, administrative approval of 25,000 solar pumps.

How much subsidy is being given to Solar Pump?

Under the scheme, 30% central assistance, 30% state assistance, and the remaining 40% contribution will be paid by the farmer for agriculture pump or tender cost whichever is less.

50,000 Farmers to be given Solar Pumps in Haryana this Year

Under PM Kusum Yojana, Haryana has set a target of installing 15,000 solar pumps at a cost of Rs 520 crore. So far, Haryana has achieved the target of installing 14,418 solar pumps. Along with this, Haryana has got first place in implementing this scheme across the country.

In Haryana, marginal farmers of Haryana & farmers irrigating with diesel pumps have got the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha and Utthan Mahabhiyan. 105 MW of electricity is being generated in the state from solar panels.

Up to 75% Subsidy is Available on Solar Pumps in Haryana

Although 60% subsidy is given to farmers in most of the states under Kusum Yojana, in Haryana, standalone solar pumps of 3 HP to 10 HP capacities are being installed with 75% subsidy. Under this scheme, the Government of India is providing 30% central financial assistance and the state government 45% subsidy.

Under this scheme, the Government of India is providing 30% central financial assistance and the state government 45% subsidy. Farmers have to pay only 25% of the total pump cost. Under this scheme, the solar pump can be used for irrigation/water user association/community / cluster-based irrigation systems, etc.

Along with this, insurance will be made for the maintenance of the solar pumps, damage due to disaster, and compensation for theft. Solar pump insurance lasts for 5 years.

The demand from farmers for installing solar pumps is so high that against the target of 15,000 pumps, 14,418 solar pumps have been given by the central government so far while the department has received more than 42,000 online applications for solar pumps.

In view of this, the department has set a target of setting up 22,000 pumps with a total project cost of Rs 844 crore for the current financial year and for this soon after the finalization of rates and firms by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

For more information regarding PM Kusum Yojana, you can get information by calling toll-free number 1800-180-3333.

Documents required for Kusum Yojana

While applying for the installation of a solar pump in Kusum Yojana, the farmer will need some necessary documents. They are as follows-

  • Aadhar card of the farmer applying.

  • Farmer’s voter ID card.

  • Domicile certificate of the farmer applying.

  • land papers in the name of the farmer.

  • Registered mobile number of the farmer applying.

  • Passport size photograph of the applicant farmer.

  • Farmer's Income Certificate.

  • Farmer's bank passbook and account number (for this, a copy of the first page of the passbook will have to be attached). 

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