Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Nearly 21 lakh farmers have benefitted from PM-KUSUM: Union Power & NRE Minister Shri R. K. Singh

Posted On: 28 MAR 2023 5:01PM by PIB Delhi

PM-KUSUM Scheme consists of following three components:

  • Component-A: installation of aggregated 10,000 MW capacity of small solar power plants, each of capacity up to 2 MW on the barren/fallow/pasture/marshy/ cultivable land of farmers.
  • Component-B: installation of 20 lakh standalone solar water pumps; and
  • Component-C: solarization of 15 lakh existing grid-connected agriculture pumps including through feeder level solarisation.

The Scheme was expanded in November, 2020 with an increased target of 30,800 MW of solar power capacity.

As on 28.02.2023, a total of 89.45 MW capacity has been installed under Component-A and around 2.09 lakh pumps have been reported installed/ solarized under Component-B and Component-C combined. This is equivalent to about 1,140 MW of installed solar capacity. State/UT-wise details of the farmers benefitted under the Scheme, including the State of Rajasthan, are given in Annexure.

The pace of implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) was significantly affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic and State Implementing Agencies sought extension in the time-line for execution of projects under the Scheme. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has also conducted third party evaluation of the Scheme and based on the recommendations, the Scheme has been extended till 31.3.2026.

MNRE is monitoring implementation of the Scheme through regular meetings with States on weekly/fortnightly basis. The State Implementation Agencies are also required to submit progress reports on monthly basis. These mechanisms help in effective monitoring of the Scheme.

State/UT-wise details of beneficiaries under PM-KUSUM Scheme (as on 28.02.2023)

S. No.

State

Farmers Benefitted (Nos.)

1

Arunachal Pradesh

126

2

Gujarat

2132

3

Haryana

44325

4

Himachal Pradesh

534

5

Jammu & Kashmir

499

6

Jharkhand

12107

7

Karnataka

314

8

Kerala

51

9

Madhya Pradesh

6790

10

Maharashtra

47978

11

Manipur

28

12

Meghalaya

35

13

Odisha

1223

14

Punjab

12459

15

Rajasthan

57692

16

Tamil Nadu

2751

17

Tripura

1654

18

Uttar Pradesh

17614

19

Uttarakhand

316

20

West Bengal

20

 

Total

208648

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of New Renewable Energy Sh. R.K. Singh in the Rajya Sabha Today.

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