MNRE Issues Amendment For KUSUM Scheme

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)  has issued amendments in the implementation Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme.

Amendments are as follows:

For Component-A, Besides barren, fallow and agricultural land, solar power plants can also be installed on pasturelands and marshlands of farmers. To support small farmers, the solar power projects smaller than 500 kW may be allowed by States based on techno-commercial feasibility. The selected Renewable Power Generator (RPG) will commission the solar power plant within twelve months from date of issuance of LoA and there will be no penalty to RPG for shortfall in solar power generation from minimum prescribed CUF. 

For Component-B, MNRE will retain 33% of eligible service charges for nation-wide Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities. MNRE may release 50% of eligible service charges for the sanctioned quantity to State Implementation Agencies after placement of LoA for preparatory activities.  For solar pumps to be set up and used by Water User Associations (WUA)/Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO)/Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) or for cluster-based irrigation system, the CFA will be allowed for solar pump capacity of higher than 7.5 HP considering up to 5 HP capacity for each individual in the group. Eligibility for participation in the centralised tender: Either one or both of the following two categories to participate in the centralised tendering: a. Manufacturer of solar PV modules or manufacturer of solar pumps or manufacturer of solar pump controllers using indigenous technology. b. Joint venture of any of manufacturers mentioned at (a) above with system integrators. 

For Component-C, MNRE will retain 33% of eligible service charges for nation-wide IEC activities. (ii) MNRE may release 50% of eligible service charges for the sanctioned quantity to State Implementation Agencies after placement of LoA for preparatory activities. For grid connected pumps used by Water User Associations (WUA)/Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO)/Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) or for cluster based irrigation system, the CFA will be allowed for solarisation of pump capacity higher than 7.5 HP considering upto 5 HP capacity for each individual in the group. 

To know more about the amendment refer to the document below:

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