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PM-KUSUM aimed at de-dieselisation of the farm sector, providing water and energy security to farmers, increasing the income of farmers and curbing environmental pollution: Union Power & NRE Minister Shri R. K. Singh

Posted On: 20 JUL 2023 6:35PM by PIB Delhi

The main objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) include de-dieselisation of the farm sector, providing water and energy security to farmers, increasing the income of farmers and curbing environmental pollution. The Scheme has three components targeted to achieve solar power capacity addition of 30.8 GW by 31.3.2026 with total central financial support of Rs. 34422 Cr. Other salient features of the Scheme are given at Annexure-I.

 State-wise targets or fund allocation is not made under PM-KUSUM, as it is a demand driven scheme. The capacities are allocated based on demand received from the states/ UTs. Further, the funds are released to States/UTs on achieving certain milestones.

State/UT-wise standalone solar pumps allocated and installations achieved so far are placed at Annexure-II.

The state-wise and year-wise details of the funds released under the Scheme during the last three years and the current year, including Tamil Nadu, Assam and Jharkhand are placed at Annexure III.

Major steps, including new initiatives, taken by the Government to achieve PM KUSUM targets in timely manner are furnished at Annexure IV.

Other salient features of PM- KUSUM Scheme

Components, Targets & Criteria

Financial Assistance available

The Scheme is demand driven and open for all farmers of the country for implementation as per guidelines issued for the Scheme

 

 

Component A: Setting up of 10,000 MW of Decentralized Ground/Stilt Mounted Solar Power Plants on barren/fallow/pasture/marshy/ cultivable land of farmers. Such plants can be installed by individual farmer, Solar Power Developer, Cooperatives,      Panchayats      and Farmers Producer Organisations.

 

 

Component B: Installation of 20 Lakh Stand-alone Solar Pumps in off-grid areas.

 

Component C: Solarisation of 15 Lakh Grid Connected Agriculture Pumps through (i) Individual Pump Solarisation and (ii) Feeder Level Solarisation.

 

The           beneficiaries           under Component-B and Component-C could be individual farmer, Water User Associations, Primary Agriculture Credit Societies and Communities/Cluster              Based Irrigation Systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Procurement Based Incentive (PBI) to the DISCOMs @ 40 paise/kWh or Rs.6.60 lakhs/MW/year, whichever is lower, for buying solar/ other renewable power under this scheme. The PBI is given to the DISCOMs for a period of five years from the Commercial Operation Date of the plant. Therefore, the total PBI payable to DISCOMs is Rs. 33 Lakh per MW.

 

 

For Component-B and individual pump solarisation under Component-C:

CFA of 30% of the benchmark cost issued by MNRE or the prices of the systems discovered in the tender, whichever is lower is provided. However, in North Eastern States including Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep and A&N Islands, CFA of 50% of the benchmark cost issued by MNRE or the prices of the systems discovered in the tender, whichever is lower, is provided. In addition, the respective state/UT has to provide at least 30% financial support. Balance cost is to be contributed by beneficiary.

 

 

For agriculture feeder solarization, CFA of Rs

1.05 Crore per MW is provided. There is no mandatory requirement of financial support from participating State/UT. The feeder solarisation

can be implemented in CAPEX or RESCO mode.

 

 

Progress under PM-KUSUM (as on 30.06.2023)

 

 

S.

No.

 

State

Component-A (MW)

Component-B (Nos)

Component-C (Nos)

Sanctioned

Installed

Sanctioned

Installed

Sanctioned (IPS)

Sanctioned (FLS)

Installed

1

Arunachal Pradesh

2

 

0

400

179

0

0

0

2

Assam

10

0

4000

0

1000

0

0

3

Chhattisgarh

30

0

0

0

0

330500

0

4

Bihar

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Gujarat

500

0

8082

2459

2000

300500

0

6

Goa

150

0

200

0

0

11000

0

7

Haryana

85

2.25

252655

55749

0

65079

0

8

Himachal Pradesh

50

 

20.2

1580

501

0

0

0

9

Jammu & Kashmir

20

 

0

5000

632

4000

0

0

10

Jharkhand

20

0

36717

12844

1000

0

0

11

Karnataka

0

0

10314

314

0

337000

0

12

Kerala

40

0

100

8

45100

3200

74

13

Ladakh

0

0

2000

0

0

0

0

14

Madhya Pradesh

600

 

10.13

17000

7325

0

295000

0

15

Maharashtra

700

0

225000

61514

0

275000

0

16

Manipur

0

0

150

78

0

0

0

17

Meghalaya

0

0

1035

35

0

0

0

18

Mizoram

0

0

4700

0

0

0

0

19

Nagaland

5

0

265

0

0

0

0

20

Odisha

500

0

5741

1393

40000

10000

0

21

Puducherry

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

22

Punjab

220

0

78000

12864

186

100000

0

23

Rajasthan

1200

80.5

198884

59234

1144

100000

1375

24

Tamil Nadu

424

0

7200

3187

0

0

0

25

Telangana

0

0

400

0

0

8000

0

26

Tripura

5

0

8021

1896

2600

0

50

27

Uttar Pradesh

155

0

66842

23843

1000

370000

0

28

Uttarakhand

0

0

3705

318

200

0

0

29

West Bengal

0

0

10000

0

23700

0

20

 

Total

4716

113.08

947991

244373

121930

2205279

1519

 

 

 

 

Funds Released Under PM- KUSUM Scheme (till 30.06.2023)

 

(Amounted released in Rs. Crore)

S. No.

States/UTs

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24*

1.

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

0.82

0

2.

Assam

0

0

0

0

3.

Gujarat

3.95

0

7.83

0

4.

Haryana

51.33

161.12

137.95

25.15

5.

Himachal Pradesh

2.8

0

5.85

0

6.

Jammu & Kashmir

0

0

15.69

0

7.

Jharkhand

16.05

0

20.03

0

8.

Karnataka

1.26

0

0

2.38

9.

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

0

0

10.

Maharashtra

0

9.6

247.60

93.47

11.

Manipur

0.36

0

0.23

0.31

12.

Meghalaya

0.28

0

0

0

13.

Nagaland

0

0

0.20

0

14.

Odisha

0.77

0

0

0

15.

Punjab

8.28

23.7

31.11

0

16.

Rajasthan

52.06

153.49

247.64

0

17.

Tamil Nadu

0

20.3

0

0

18.

Tripura

3.96

7.36

0.12

0

19.

Uttarakhand

0

0

4.00

9.82

20.

Uttar Pradesh

15.34

13.73

82.29

0

21.

Others

0

16.75

0

0

Total

156.43

406.04

801.36

131.13

* For FY 2023-24 data available till 30.06.2023

 

 

Steps taken by Ministry for proper implementation of the PM-KUSUM Scheme inter-alia include:

  • PM-KUSUM Scheme has been extended till 31.03.2026.
  • Central Financial Assistance (CFA) is available for pump capacity up to 15 HP (increased from 7.5 HP) to the individual farmers in the North-eastern States, UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, States of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and Island UTs of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep, and for each farmer in the cluster/ community irrigation projects in high water table areas in all the States/ UTs.
  • Meetings with Banks/FIs for availability of low cost financing to farmers.
  • State level tender allowed for procurement of standalone solar pumps
  • Time period extended for implementation to 24 months from the date of initial sanction.
  • Requirement of performance bank guarantees under Component-A and Component- C (Feeder Level Solarization) relaxed.
  • Tender conditions have been revised to increase the installer base in order to expedite extending benefit under the Scheme.
  • Solarization of pumps under the Scheme included under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) to provide subsidized loans to farmers.
  • Scheme included under Priority Sector Lending (PSL) Guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enable ease of accessing finance. Further, a number of banks have issued lending guidelines for the Scheme.
  • Specifications & testing procedure of the solar pumps have been revised time to time to promote quality of installations.
  • Web-Portals at Central and at State levels have been developed for monitoring of Scheme.
  • Creating publicity and awareness including through CPSUs.
  • Toll free number provided for ease of getting information on the Scheme.
  • Regular monitoring of the progress and issuance of clarifications and amendments to the scheme guidelines based on lessons learnt during implementation and feedback from stakeholders
  • Extension granted for projects sanctioned during January, March and June 2021 under Component B till 31.12.2023
  • For sanction issued during FY 2019-20, an extension is granted till 31.01.2024 under Component-A. Similar extension is issued for sanction granted under Component A during FY 2020-21 till 30.09.2024.
  • The Guidelines of the scheme have been revised on 12.07.2023 to simplify the land aggregation process in Component ‘C’.

   

 

This information was given by The Union Minister of New Renewable Energy & Power Sh. R. K. Singh in Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

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