Ministry: Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers
Objective: KUSUM scheme aims to provide 1.75million off-grid agricultural solar pumps by building 10,000 MW solar plants on barren lands.
Salient Features: As per the scheme, 10,000 MW solar plants on barren lands will be built
Providing sops to DISCOMS so they can purchase the electricity produced
Solarising existing pumps of 7250 MW as well as solarising government tube wells with a capacity of 8250 MW
Farmers will be provided 60% subsidy on solar pumps by the government. It will be shared between States and Centre whereas 30% will be provided through bank loans. Farmers will bear the balance cost.
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