Pradhan Mantri Kusum Yojana 2020: The Central Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Kusum Yojana (PMKY 2020) specifically for farmers. Through the Kusum Yojana For Farmers of the Central Government, farmers can irrigate their fields by putting energy equipment and pumps on their land. Under the Kusum scheme, the central government aims to run all the diesel / electric pumps used in irrigation works across the country with solar energy.
This will benefit the farmers as well as the government. Explain that during irrigation, farmers have to face many problems due to electricity, rain. But, farmers can get rid of these problems under the Kusum scheme. With the help of Kusum scheme, farmers can use electricity for farming by putting solar panels on their land.
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Target to run 30 million irrigation pumps with solar energy
The central government has targeted to run three crore irrigation pumps across the country with solar energy instead of electricity and diesel by 2022. This scheme will cost a total of Rs 1.40 lakh crore. The central government will contribute 48 thousand crore rupees in this scheme, while the state government will also give the same amount. Farmers will have to spend only 10% of the total cost of solar pump under the Kusum scheme.
Benefits of Kusum Yojana
Under the Kusum scheme of the central government, farmers will benefit in two ways. The first is that they will get free electricity for irrigation. At the same time, he can sell the surplus power to any power companies. Instead, money will also be given to the farmers. That is, farmers can also earn good money by selling solar power plants by setting up solar power plants in their vacant places. In the first phase of the scheme, the government is giving 27.5 lakh solar pump sets free.
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How to apply (Apply For PM Kusum Yojana)
To apply under Kusum scheme, you can register by visiting the official website https://mnre.gov.in/. For this, you will have to give the necessary information including the pass Aadhar card, land documents like Khasra Khatauni, declaration form, bank account passbook.