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Solar Pump Yojana: Only Few Days Left for Registration; Apply Before 31st March

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The registration process for the central government’s ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) has already started in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and has invited applications from farmers across the states. The Solar Pump Yojana has been gearing up with full swing in the state of Uttar Pradesh and the registration process has already started from 4th February which will go on up to 31st March. Moreover, the Solar Pump Yojana which promises to fulfill the irrigation and water problems by providing a 90% subsidy to the farmer for setting up pump sets has been expanded to cover 20 Lakh farmers across the nation this year, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her budget speech. The scheme gained good responses from farmers across the states and the government assured that it will be soon implemented in the other states as well, says reports.

UP Government Increases Subsidy on 2 and 3 HP Solar Pumps

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Government of India, there is a subsidy on the installation of stand-alone solar pumps of varying capacity up to 7.5 HP. But the Uttar Pradesh government has increased the subsidy to 45 percent instead of 30 subsidies on 2 HP and 3 HP solar pumps as instructed by the guideline.

As per reports, the state government of Uttar Pradesh has set the target for the financial year 2019-20 and opened the application process from 4th February. Under this scheme, farmers will be provided solar pumps for irrigation in the fields which promise to fulfill the irrigation and water problems by providing a 70% subsidy to the farmer for setting up pump sets and tube wells. Moreover, it is important to note that the power shortage and dependence of farmers on electricity is hoped to be reduced through this scheme.

How to Apply for Solar Pump Yojana? 

(Only for Uttar Pradesh farmers)

Online Mode

The state government of Uttar Pradesh has opened the links in their government website and farmers can directly apply in the official site of Uttar Pradesh government. http://www.upagripardarshi.gov.in/

Click Here to Apply Online

Offline Mode

Farmers can directly contact with nearby electricity board/department or MNRE department and can fill offline application.

KUSUM Yojana Online Application Procedure (other states)

The online procedure of KUSUM Yojana has finally released and the links have opened to apply online. You need to go to the official site of PM Kusum Yojana or  Click Here. (https://mnre.gov.in/pm-kusum-scheme)

What’s the Last Date to Apply?

The farmers can apply online or offline before 31st March (only applicable for Uttar Pradesh Farmers).

On the other hand, there is no fixed date or deadline for the rest of the farmers of different states. 

How Much Farmers Needs to pay?

Rs 28376 to a farmer for 1800 Watt 2 HP-AC Surface Solar Pump

Rs. 38882 for 3000 Watt 3 HP-DC Surface Solar Pump

Rs 38007 to the farmer for 3000 Watt 3 HP-DC Surface Solar Pump

4800 Watt 5 HP - AC Submersible Solar Pump for farmers 87020 rupees

 

Installation of 17.50 Lakh stand-alone solar agriculture pumps

Here, individual farmers will be supported to install standalone solar Agriculture pumps of capacity up to 7.5 HP for replacement of existing diesel Agriculture pumps/irrigation systems.

Setting up of 10,000 MW of Decentralized Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Power Plants on barren land

Under this plan, renewable energy-based power plants (REPP) of capacity 500 kW to 2 MW will be set up by individual farmers/ group of farmers/ cooperatives/ panchayats/ Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO)/Water User associations (WUA) on barren/fallow land. These power plants can also be installed on cultivable land on stilts where crops can also be grown below the solar panels. The renewable energy power project will be installed within a five km radius of the sub-stations in order to avoid the high cost of sub-transmission lines and to reduce transmission losses. The power generated will be purchased by local DISCOM at a pre-fixed tariff.

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