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Subsidized solar pumps under PM KUSUM scheme will be given to Pilibhit farmers

The Pilibhit agriculture department is reportedly gearing up to provide 160 subsidized solar pumps to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme. The farmers will get the solar pumps under the PM KUSUM scheme at a subsidized rate of 40%. Deputy director of agriculture Yashraj Singh speaking to TOI […]

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All you need to know about MNRE’ s new guideline for 10 lakh solar power pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new guideline for setting up of 10 lakh solar power pumps under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. 10 lakh agriculture pumps are planned to be solarised by 2022 under “Component C” of the scheme. Initially one lakh grid-connected pumps […]

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In Maharashtra village farmers switch to solar pumps, experts fear groundwater exploitation

In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn’t available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji Balaji Kikole, 62, doesn’t need to strain himself. Reason: Kikole has got a three-horsepower (hp) solar pump installed under the Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana launched […]

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Use of LED lights is mandatory in all government and private offices: Haryana transport minister

Haryana government has made it mandatory to use LED lights in all government buildings, industries and commercial organisations said Haryana transport minister Krishan Lal Panwar speaking at a conference on energy conservation on Wednesday. According to ET, Panwar said “To promote energy conservation, LED bulbs of nine Watt will be provided at a concessional rate […]

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Govt approves launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan

The Government has approved launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers. The proposed scheme consists of three components: Component-A: 10,000 MW of Decentralized Ground Mounted Grid Connected Renewable Power Plants. Component-B: Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps. Component-C: Solarisation of […]

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Separate certificate for solar pumps is not required: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issuing a notice brought clarification on the test reports and certification of solar pumps under the Solar Pumping Programme of the Ministry. The ministry in its notice said “It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that implementing agencies under the Solar Pumping Programme of […]

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Maharashtra to extend CM’s agricultural solar scheme across the state

After the success of a pilot project, the Maharashtra government plans to extend the chief minister’s agricultural solar feeder scheme in the rest of the state. The pilot project of the scheme was introduced last year in two places in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar and Kolambi in Yawatmal. “The scheme is a total success and […]

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