How To Apply For The PM KUSUM Scheme?
Under the PM KUSUM Scheme, the Central Government provides subsidies of up to 90% on the installation of solar pumps to the farmers. All the farmers of India will be able to take advantage of this scheme and to irrigate their land efficiently by installing solar pumps. Also, let us tell you that barren land can be used for this scheme.
Before we jump into the process of applying for the PM KUSUM Scheme, let us understand about the PM KUSUM Scheme.
The PM KUSUM Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan) was introduced by PM Narendra Modi in March 2019. The main motive of this scheme is to provide solar power plants to farmers in rural areas.
Another main motive of this scheme is to grow the economic status of backward people.
For farmers’ social and economic welfare, the PM has also launched a Revised Kisan credit card scheme along with the PM KUSUM Scheme. There is an excellent opportunity for the farmers. Farmers will only have to pay 10% of the cost to purchase the solar pump. Under this scheme, proper education of farmers through training and various inputs is also included.
The objectives of the PM KUSUM Scheme
The main objectives of this scheme are:
- The objective of this scheme is to provide inventive technology to the farming sector.
- The solar pumps decrease the environmental impact. Once a solar pump is installed, it reduces dependence on electricity or diesel.
- The pump is set to generate more energy than diesel-driven pumps.
- It also gives an income opportunity to the farmers, they can sell the extra power to our government directly.
Eligibility criteria to apply for the PM KUSUM Scheme
- All Farmers, either can be an individual or in groups.
- Farmer producer organization
- All water user associations.
- Financial qualification is not required
- The capacity of solar power plant should be ranging from 0.5 MW to 2 MW
- The applicant must be an Indian resident
- The solar power plant capacity should be 2 MW in proportion to the land or the capacity mentioned by the distribution corporation (whichever is lower).
- For per MW, approximately 2 hectares of land would be required.
- The builder must have a 1 crore net worth per MW if the applicant is developing the plant with the help of a builder.
Benefits of the PM KUSUM Scheme
- The PM KUSUM Scheme provides risk-free income to farmers
- It has the ability to check groundwater overexploitation
- This Scheme provides a constant power supply to farmers
- This Scheme helps in the reduction of carbon footprint in agriculture
- This scheme decreases farmer’s concerns about farm power subsidy
Components of PM KUSUM Scheme
- Workers set up 10000 MW of dispersed renewable solar power plants.
- These grids will be set up by:-
- Farmers (individuals or groups)
- Water user associations
- Farmer producer organizations
- The solar power plant project will be set up within a radius of 5km of the sub-station
- This scheme helps farmers to install standalone solar pumps worth Rs. 17.50 lakh
- If you want to change the existing diesel the capacity should be up to 7.5 HP.
- The PM KUSUM scheme is for 10 Lakh solar pumps and individual farmers’ solarisation.
- Extrasolar power will be sold at a pre-fixed cost to the distribution companies of India.
Things to be Implement
- In components A and C, the most important things should be implemented for a capacity of 1000 MW and 1 lakh Pumps
- After the execution of components A and C, these components will be used for more capacity and pumps.
- On the basis of demand received, capacity should be sanctioned to different State Government Agencies.
- The tender will be performed by the implementation agency approved by the State Government for respective components, under components A and C.
How to apply for PM KUSUM Scheme
Step 1- Go to the official website and click on the registration
Step 2- After registration go to Kusum Yojna
Step 3- Fill out the application form
Step 4- Submit all the documents required
You will get registered under the PM KUSUM Scheme once the application form and documents are approved.
Documents required for PM KUSUM Scheme
Documents required to apply for PM KUSUM Scheme are as follows:-
- Identification proof (Aadhaar card)
- Land documents
- Khasra Khatauni
- Bank account passbook
- A declaration form
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we sell solar energy to the government of India?
Yes, as we mentioned above, farmers can sell solar energy directly to the government of India.
Who is eligible under Component-A of the PM KUSUM Scheme?
All farmers (individual/groups/cooperatives/panchayat/Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO)/Water Use Associations (UWA)). The land on which the project is to be installed should be under 5 km from the nearby electricity substation.
Who is eligible under Component-B and Component-C of the PM KUSUM Scheme?
Individual farmers, Water User Associations, and community/cluster-based irrigation systems will be covered under this component.