KUSUM Current Affairs, GK & News

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme in 2018-19 budget. It is solar power scheme which allows setting up grid-connected solar plants in rural areas apart from off-grid solar pumps. The scheme involves decentralized solar power production of up to 28,250 Megawatt (Mw) over five years. The ..

MNRE has amended implementation Guidelines of PM KUSUM scheme

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has made amendments in the implementation guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme on November 13, 2020. It is a scheme for farmers which aim to install solar pumps, grid-connected solar and other renewable power plants across the country. About PM KUSUM Scheme The ..

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PM-KUSUM scaled up: Goal set to 30.8 GW of solar capacity by 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has recently issued orders to expand Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM). Accordingly, the new target of the scheme has been enhanced to achieve solar capacity of 30.8 GW by 2022. This is to be done with the revised central financial support of Rs 34,035 ..

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State Power Ministers Conference

A two – day state power ministers conference starting on October 11, 2019, is to be held in the banks of Narmada river at Kevadia, Gujarat. The conference will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Power RK Singh. The conference is to be held near the Statue of Unity, the tallest structure in ..

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KUSUM and Irrigation Economy

The Cabinet has approved the extension of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised ground mounted grid-connected renewable power plants (Component-A). Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-B). Solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-C). Component-A and Component-C will ..

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CCEA approves launch of KUSUM scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of KUSUM, Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan scheme. The scheme aims to provide financial and water security to farmers through harnessing solar energy capacities of 25.75 gigawatts (GW) by 2022. Component of the Scheme The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised ..

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