Kusum Yojana Distribution of pumps for irrigation

Kusum Yojana

The government has launched a new scheme for farmers, and recently he got approval from the cabinet. Under this scheme called Kusum, Khedut energy conservation and upliftment, farmers can not only install solar pumps in their fields but also earn money by selling electricity generated by solar plants. 
For this, farmers have to manage only 5% of the money and subsidy is provided by the government. 30% of the farmers can get loans from the bank. The government will help in getting the loan.

1. What will benefit from this plan:
In India, farmers face many problems in irrigation and due to more or less rainfall, farmers' crops are damaged. The Central Government's Kusum scheme, farmers can irrigate their fields by installing solar power equipment and pumps in their land. With the Kusum scheme, farmers can utilize solar power on their land and use it for agriculture. The uninterrupted power supply can be started in the country village by the electricity generated on the farmer's land.


2. The first step of the saffron is to replace the digital pump:
In the first phase of the Kusum scheme, only irrigation pumps of the farmers will be included which is currently running with diesel. According to the government estimates, 17.5 lakh irrigation pumps will be operated with solar energy. This will help to curb diesel consumption and import of crude oil.

3. Where the money will come from:
Under the Kusum scheme, 10 per cent of the cost of the solar plant will be spent on the farmers. 30% of the money will be provided by the central government as subsidy. 30% of the money will be subsidized by the state government. The remaining 30% of the farmers can get loans from the bank. The government will help in getting the loan.

4. Electricity Saving:
The government believes that if solar energy is used in all irrigation pumps in the country, not only will electricity be saved, but 28 thousand MW of additional power can be generated. In the next phase of the Kusum scheme, the government will allow farmers to generate solar energy by placing solar panels on their farms or on farms. Under this scheme, a 10,000 MW solar power plant will be installed on farmers' west land.

5. Benefits from two sides:
The Kusum scheme will benefit the farmers in two ways, one will get free electricity for irrigation and the other if they generate extra electricity and send it to the grid, they will earn instead.

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