MNRE Amends Tender Clauses for Component B of KUSUM Program

MNRE Amends Tender Clauses for Component B of KUSUM Program

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) published modifications to the tender provisions for the empaneling of vendors under Component B of the PM-KUSUM program (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan).


Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar and other renewable power plants in the country.

Component B aims to install 17.50 lakh standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps of individual pump capacity up to 7.5 HP.

The new amendments stipulate that the rates found in the centralized tender will be the ceiling for all bids made by State Implementing Agencies (SIA). Only SIAs may implement prices if prices are not found in the state’s centralized tender, there aren’t enough vendors or they cannot install their price in time. The ceiling price can be set if the prices for these pumps are found in neighboring states and union territories. Empaneled vendors who fail to install the pumps will be removed from the market for five years.

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