PM KUSUM is a Central Government Scheme for farmers for installation of grid connected solar power plants. This Scheme aims at promoting the solar power production and enables the farmers to earn extra income.
The scheme has been closed by 15th March.
Additional source of income to the farmers by selling the generated Solar power to the KSEBL
Reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.
1. Farmers Investment Model
Farmers invest the full amount for the project and KSEBL purchase the entire solar energy from the farmer at a fixed rate.
2. Lease Model
KSEBL takes over the land of the farmers for lease or on right to use agreement for 25 years at a lease rent rate of H 0.10/unit of solar generation.
Land should be Barren/Uncultivated/Cultivated Agriculture land.
The Minimum and maximum capacity of solar power plants to be installed is 500 kW and 2 MW respectively. Thus Individual farmers/group of farmers/ Cooperatives/ Panchayaths/ Farmer Producer organizations (FPO)/ Water User Associations (WUA) with minimum 2 Acre land is eligible for this Scheme.