Government of India has launched the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan or KUSUM. The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs has approved the scheme & a budget of Rs. 34,422 crore is allocated. The primary objective of the scheme is to provide financial & water security to farmers. Government`s mission is to create solar energy capacities of 25.75 gigawatts (GW) by 2022.
|Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)|
|Beneficiaries:||Farmers across India|
|Launched By:||Government of India|
|Launch Date:||20th February 2019|
|Budget:||Rs. 34,422 crore|
|Alternate Names:||KUSUM Yojana, KUSUM Scheme|
Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Components:
KUSUM is a mega scheme to make sure that the farmers has the electricity for cultivation & have alternative means to increase their income. It has three components of KUSUM.
|Component A:||10,000 MW of decentralised ground mounted grid connected renewable power plants.|
|Component B:||Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar powered agriculture pumps.|
|Component C:||Solarisation of 10 Lakh grid-connected solar powered agriculture pumps.|
A solar capacity of 25,750 MW will be added with the help of KUSUM by 2022. The Component A & C will be implemented on the pilot mode as of now but Component B will be full-fledged implementation. Objective of the Component A is to create 1000 MW solar capacity where as for Component C it is to have one lakh grid connected agriculture pumps.