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Renewable Energy Ministry formulates KUSUM Scheme

Renewable Energy Ministry formulates KUSUM Scheme

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is formulating a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha and Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’ which inter-alia aims to promote use of solar energy among the farmers.

Salient Features of the scheme

  1. Setting up of grid-connected renewable power plants each of 500KW to 2 MW in the rural area.
  2. Installation of standalone off-grid solar water pumps to fulfil irrigation needs of farmers not connected to grid.
  3. Solarisation of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also sell surplus solar power generated to Discom and get extra income.

Solar Energy in India

India is one of the few countries in the world with highest solar electricity production per watt installed.

Solar Power in India is the fastest growing industry and continuing to develop the electricity with solar power projects in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan,Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Kamuthi Solar Power Project is the largest single location solar power plant in the world, located at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu.

The Kamuthi solar plant is the world's second largest solar park with a capacity of 648 MW commissioned by Adani Power.

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