Rajasthan Kusum Yojana – The State Government of Rajasthan government is going to launch the ‘Kusum Yojana’ for installing solar water pumps from next month. The main motive of the state government behind launching this scheme is to raise income and provide cost-effective electricity to the farmers of the state.
Apart from this, the Madhya Pradesh Government is also going to launch the Kusum Yojna from next month. The main aim of this scheme is to increase the income of farmers and provide them cost-effective electricity. This information was given by the Technical Manager of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) Mr. Nawal Kishor Gupta.
Under the Rajasthan Kusum Yojana, the state government will provide financial assistance to the farmers to install solar water pump set on their fields. Through these solar pumps, all the farmers will be able to use the electricity generated from the solar pump and surplus electricity will be transmitted to power grid.
Rajasthan Kusum Yojana
According to the information provided by Manager Nawal Kishore Gupta, the corporation is yet to receive the nitty-gritty of the Kusum Scheme such as number of pumps to be installed and project cost.
Besides the Kusum Yojana, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) also aims at installing 7,500 solar water pumps this year through horticulture department, the implementing agency.
According to the RRECL data, the government started the solar water pump project in 2010-11 in Rajasthan and till 2016-17, total 29,667 pumps have been installed in the state. But in the financial year 2017-18, no new solar pumps were installed as tenders were cancelled. These solar water pump plants are generating around 113 megawatt electricity and approximately 74,167 hectares are being irrigated.