The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh reviewed the progress of implementation of PM-KUSUM and Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II with States/UTs and discussed the issues in the implementation of these Schemes.
These meetings were held region wise. Principal Secretary (Energy/ Power/ NRE), MD/CEO of Discoms and State Nodal Agencies participated in these meetings.
Shri R.K Singh stated that the joint efforts of Central and States would help in successful implementation of these Schemes and achieving the renewable energy targets of the country.
He emphasised on the importance of the PM-KUSUM Scheme for the farmers. The Scheme provide them day-time reliable source of power for irrigation activities and also increasing their income. He discussed with senior officers from States/ UTs about the feeder level solarisation component, which would help in reducing the electricity subsidy, being given for the agriculture sector. He assured that all possible support will be provided for implementation of this Scheme.
On the implementation of Rooftop Solar Programme Ph-II, the minister said that the installation of rooftop solar will bring down the electricity consumption of the households and will save the electricity expenditure.
He stressed upon the need of wide publicity and awareness of PM-KUSUM Scheme and Rooftop Solar Programme Ph-II, so that every farmer and household know the provisions and take benefit under these Schemes.