Indian government’s Rs 344 bn bonanza for solar sector
The Government of India has approved the launch of KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) scheme, to promote the use of solar powered agriculture pumps by farmers and installation of small renewable power plants (500 KW to 2 MW) by farmers/cooperatives/panchayats on their lands, with a funding support of Rs 344.22 billion.
Farmers to pay only 10% cost of solar pumps under Budget scheme
The country’s farmers are likely to witness government’s generosity owing to the schemes announced in Budget 2018. According to Power Minister R K Singh, the Indian farmer will effectively bear only 10 per cent of cost for solarising his agricultural pump under a scheme unveiled in the Budget 2018-19.
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