As part of its recent steps to support farmers, the central government launched the PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan), popularly known as the KUSUM scheme.
According to the Government of India, the farmers can install solar pumps and other renewable energy power plants linked to the grid. For farmers who enroll in the KUSUM scheme, solar plants will be subsidized by 60%
As we all know, we eat the meals because of the farmers. They are the ones who handle the plant, grow, and perform harvesting duties despite the weather, Poor rain, or good pay. This scheme by MNRE will benefit farmers.
What is the Kusum Scheme?
MNRE launched the project in 2019. CCEA approved it in February 2019. The scheme aims to increase solar energy production in the country. With solar power plants, farmers can generate electricity on their land
In the 2018-19 Budget, Rs 48000 was allocated for ten years for this goal. The central government made a few shifts to the existing feature of this came in March 2021.
A new part of the PM Kusum Yojana has been raised to support farmers’ incomes and reduce diesel emissions. It is easy to improve the focus on solarising the agricultural feeder instead of a pump with this scheme.
Thus, replacing a village’s current pump with a solar pump is easy. And in turn, it will reduce farming input costs and improve farmers’ revenue.
By providing standalone solar pumps to 20 lakh farmers as part of the Union Budget 2020-21, this scheme grew to cover even more farmers.
An extra 15 lakh farmers will obtain help under this scheme to solarize their grid-connected pumps.
For this, the following sorts are fit:
- Farmers who work on their own.
- Farmer’s group.
- Farmers’ producer organizations, or FPOs.
- The panchayat.
- Groups of co-operatives.
- A water user’s association.
How to register for the Kusum Scheme?
By following described steps, farmers can easily apply for Kusum Scheme
- The first step for farmers is to visit the Kusum Scheme official website.
- You can find a reference link for logging in on the portal’s homepage.
- Upon logging into the portal, you can fill out the online application form for the Kusum solar pump.
- There is an “Apply” button on the main page that the farmer must click.
- When the farmer clicks the apply button, the signup page will appear.
- On the screen, you will see the Kusum scheme application form.
- Add all of the vital info on the application form.
- You will need to fill in the farmer’s name, phone number, e-mail address, and other pertinent information.
- To complete the registering process, you must finish all the vital data before clicking the submit key.
- After submitting the application form, the farmer will receive a declaration that he has been “successfully registered”.
Documents required for KUSUM Scheme
In the KUSUM Scheme, everything is done online. The official portals offer registration for the KUSUM scheme for individuals and groups. Before you visit the official portal, prepare the following documents:
- Details of the bank account
- Adhaar Card
- Document of Declaration
- The Passbook for the Bank Account
- Khasra Khatauni
This blog mentions the KUSUM Scheme launched by GOI. Before applying for this scheme, it is best to study it in depth. In this scheme, people have to pay only 10% of the cost of the solar pump.
The rest bank and government will pay 30% and 60%, respectively. After you pay the cost, the solar pump will be assigned to you by the concern state departments.
As soon as the subsidy amount has been sanctioned, the solar pump set is commissioned on the farmer’s farm. It typically takes 90 to 120 days for the Solar Pump set to be commissioned in normal conditions.
With this revenue of farmers will increase, and in turn economy will have a boost from the farmers. For more such scheme details and information, stay tuned with us.