MNRE Issues Amendment of Component-C Under PM-KUSUM

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The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued an amendment in Guidelines for Implementation of Component-C of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme.

Following is the Amendment Of Guidelines for Implementation of Component-C:

IA will be responsible to invite bids for empanelment of vendors through a transparent bidding process. Empanelment may be state-wide or feeder-wise, as per decision of the concerned State. 

To ensure quality and post installation services, IAs shall allow either one or both of the following two categories to participate in the tender for empanelment of vendors:

i. manufacturer of solar panels or manufacturer of solar water pumps

ii. joint venture of manufacturer of solar panels or manufacturer for solar water pumps with system integrators. 

A single vendor might be given responsibility as a feeder to ensure better services and accountability.

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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