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PM-KUSUM Yojana Update: How Farmers can apply for Solar Pump Yojana; Special Benefits for SC Farmers

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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India is an Agrarian country where half of the population still depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Farmers play an important role in the growth and development of country’s economy. But the sad part is that half of the farmer's population are still fighting against poverty, harsh weather challenges and water scarcity.

Considering these problems, central government had started PM Kusum scheme (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evemUtthanMahabhiyan) to eradicate water problems from farm lands across remote areas through solar pumps.

The central government has launched this scheme not only to eradicate water problems but also to increase the income of farmers. The Central Government has recently shifted PM Kusum Yojana under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan.

How PM-KUSUM Helps Farmers?

This scheme helps farmers to put solar panels on barren land. Through solar panels, farmers can generate electricity themselves to irrigate their fields. Apart from this, they can also earn by selling additional power. In this scheme, farmers have to charge only 10% of the total cost. The remaining 90 percent subsidy will be provided by the government in the farmers' account.

Administrative approval will be issued to the farmers according to the target allocated. For this, scheduled caste category farmers are requested to apply online for the installation of solar pumps in the district and take 100 percent participation in achieving the targets.

Get 60% grant on Solar Pumps

Solar pump plant is 0.4 for 3 hp capacity, 0.75 for 5 hp and 1 hectare of land is required for installation of solar pump of 7.5 hp capacity. According to the demand and head (depth) of farmers in solar pump DC and AC manual, the unit cost is Rs 1 lakh 69 thousand 830 for 3 HP, 2 lakh 37 thousand 961 for 5 HP, 3 lakh 52 thousand 207 rupees for 7.5 HP. 60 percent grant-in-aid will be given.

Produce electricity from solar panel

Farmers use electric or diesel-powered motor pumps to irrigate fields. If farmers do not use motor pumps, their crop may get destroyed if there is not enough rain. The electricity which are available to the farmers by installing solar panels can be used to run motor pumps. Hence, this will save expenses on electricity and diesel.

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How you can earn from selling electricity

Once the solar panel is installed, it works for 25 years. In this, electricity is produced through sunlight. The power from the solar panel can be used by the farmers for running their motor pumps and other needs, if more power is produced, they can also sell it to the Electricity Distribution Company (DISCOM). This can lead to significant income for the farmers.

Solar Pump yojana: Key Points to Remember

  • Those applying under this scheme should have their own land for farming. Also, it is necessary to have a permanent source of irrigation.

  • To install a solar pump, consent will have to be obtained from Madhya Pradesh Energy Development Corporation Limited.

  • The installation of solar pump will be completed within about 120 days of receiving the amount. The time period can be extended under special circumstances.

How to apply for solar pump yojana

One can apply for the subsidy on solar pump on the official website of Kusum Yojana. Apart from this, farmers can also apply on the https://Cmsolarpump.Mp.Gov.In/ web portal.

You will get an option to 'apply here'.

Click on 'Apply Here' and you will get a form after clinking.

Farmer has to fill all his personal information.

Submit it as soon as you complete the form.

After completing all the procedures, you will get a message which will tell that you have registered yourself under the scheme.

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