HAREDA Awards ₹358 Crore Contract For 7,781 Pumps In KUSUM-3 Scheme


In a significant development in the renewable energy sector, Shakti Pumps (India) Limited has secured its maiden work order under the KUSUM-3 scheme, receiving a substantial contract from the Haryana Renewable Energy Department (HAREDA). The contract involves the procurement of 7,781 pumps and is valued at approximately ₹358 Crores, including GST. This achievement underscores Shakti Pumps’ growing influence in the renewable energy sector, both in Haryana and across India.


HAREDA’s decision to award this contract to Shakti Pumps is in alignment with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) initiative, introduced in 2019. PM-KUSUM set an ambitious goal of increasing India’s solar capacity by 30,800 MW by 2022, backed by substantial central financial support totaling ₹34,422 crore, which included service charges for implementing agencies.

PM-KUSUM operates through three distinct components, each playing a crucial role in India’s journey towards renewable energy sustainability.


Component A: This component focuses on the installation of 10,000 MW of solar capacity through the establishment of small power plants with capacities of up to 2 MW. This initiative contributes significantly to India’s solar energy generation capabilities.

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Component B: The HAREDA order to Shakti Pumps falls under this component, dedicated to the deployment of 20 lakh standalone solar-powered agriculture pumps. These pumps are a game-changer in transforming agricultural practices by providing farmers with reliable and sustainable energy sources. This not only boosts agricultural productivity but also aligns with the country’s agricultural growth and energy sustainability goals.

It’s important to note that the government’s proactive approach has further extended the PM-KUSUM initiative, ensuring its continuity until March 2026. This extension was prompted by the significant disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting the government’s commitment to supporting the agricultural and renewable energy sectors during challenging times.

HAREDA’s decision to award Shakti Pumps a contract for 7,781 pumps under the PM-KUSUM scheme represents a significant milestone in the renewable energy sector. As India continues to strive for greater sustainability and energy independence, collaborations like these play a crucial role in achieving the nation’s ambitious renewable energy goals. Shakti Pumps’ role in this project further solidifies its position as a key player in India’s renewable energy landscape, and it is poised to make a substantial contribution to the growth of renewable energy adoption in the country.

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