PEDA Floats Tender for 4500 Solar Pumps Under Kusum Scheme

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Punjab Energy Development Agency floated a tender for installation of off-grid solar pumps (ac) both surface and submersible of capacity 3, 5, 7.5 & 10 hp for irrigation in the agriculture sector under component-B of PM-Kusum scheme.

The last date for bid submission is 27.07.2020 Upto 4:00 PM.

The location of the project is Punjab.

The tender document stated that Only 4600 online applications shall be received for installation of 4500 solar pumps and additional 100 applications will be kept in the waiting list and may be considered for allocation as per seniority if any selected farmer drops out or application is rejected.

To know about this tender please refer to document below:

Solar Pumps will be allocated to the eligible farmers on a first come first serve basis and mainly Preference shall be given to the farmers having Micro (Drip/Sprinkler) irrigation systems. 

In case of non availability of scheduled caste category farmers, the remaining spill over pumps shall be allocated to the general category farmers,it added.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India is promoting the use of solar energy for irrigation in Agriculture sector and has launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme with the aim to provide energy security to the farmers, raise their income and conserve fossil fuels & environment. The scheme has three components. Under Component-A solar power plants upto 2MW capacity, under Component-B stand alone off grid solar pumps and under Component-C grid connected solar pumps are to be installed. Govt. of India has allocated a target of 30MW solar power plants, 4500 off grid solar pumps and 3900 grid connected solar pumps to Punjab and will provide 30% subsidy on installation of solar pumps under the Scheme. 

In May, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice regarding the extension of date for submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) for evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surakshaevem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme.

The Ministry stated in the notice that in view of the prevailing situation and lockdown in many parts of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided to provide an extension in time for submission of EoIs. 

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