1. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’.
2. The proposal on KUSUM Scheme provides for: –
a. installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of Capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas;
b. installation of standalone off-grid solar water pumps to fulfill irrigation needs of farmers not connected to the grid; and
c. solarisation of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and enable them to sell surplus solar power generated to DISCOM and get extra income.