The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has launched the Kusum scheme, It has gained momentum in the country. Under this scheme, solar pumps are given to farmers on 75% subsidy, due to which the cost of agriculture is reduced, as well as farmers can irrigate crops uninterruptedly. Due to the subsidy given by the central and state governments, the farmer gets solar pumps at a low price. Due to which more and more farmers can irrigate their fields with the help of solar pumps.
How much subsidy is being given on solar pump in the state?
60 % subsidy is given to farmers in most of the states under Kusum Yojana, but in Haryana, standalone solar pumps of 3 HP to 10 HP capacity are being installed with 75 percent subsidy.
Under this scheme, the Government of India is providing 30 percent central financial assistance and state government 45 percent subsidy.
Farmers have to pay only 25 percent of the total pump cost. Under this scheme, the solar pump can be used for irrigation/water user association/community / cluster-based irrigation system etc.
Along with this, insurance will be made for the maintenance of the solar pumps, damage due to disaster, and compensation for theft. Solar pump insurance lasts for 5 years
By using Solar Pumps the farmers not only save the cost of electricity but also contribute to India’s energy requirement.
Eswachh is an end-to-end waste management company and working towards farmers getting financially independent. This is done by providing the farmers with Organic manure and Increasing the yield of the crops. The Organic manure manufactured from vegetable waste is of very high grade and meets all the parameters specified by fertilizer control order FCO 1985.
Guidelines for PM-KUSUM Scheme
Component-wise details of Sanctions and State Implementing Agencies for 2019-20