Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme was approved for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power plants. Administrative approval for the scheme has been issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on 8 March 2019.
Distribution companies and state nodal agencies will be implementing this scheme for which the detailed guidelines will be issued shortly.
The MNRE in its latest advisory has warned the general public against fraudulent websites for registration under the KUSUM scheme.
“It has been noticed that few websites have cropped up claiming to be registration portal for KUSUM Scheme. Such websites are potentially duping the general public and misusing data captured through fake registration portal,” the ministry stated in its advisory.
MNRE had advised all potential beneficiaries and the general public to avoid depositing any registration fee or share their data on such websites.”They may contact their distribution companies or state renewable energy nodal agencies for any information in this regard. Any suspected fraudulent website if noticed by anyone may be reported to the MNRE,” the ministry stated.
For Guidelines and scheme implementation procedure, official portal of the Ministry: www.mnre.gov.in may be visited.
Reference- PIB News Feed, Economic Times, MNRE website