Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ನವೀಕರಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಇಂಧನ ಅಭಿವೃಧ್ಧಿ ನಿಯಮಿತ
(A Government of Karnataka undertaking)

Solar Water Pumps (SWP) for Irrigation Purpose:
Off Grid Solar Water Pumpset Scheme
Solar water pumpset (SWP) scheme of 5HP capacity is implemented to the borewells of farmers from 2014-15 with funding from MNRE of GOI & GOK with beneficiary contribution.

The funding pattern was MNRE provided CFA (Central Financial Assistance) 30% of benchmark cost of SWP from 2014-15 and 20% of benchmark cost from 2017-18. Beneficiary Contribution for General Category was Rs. 1 lakh/SWP of 5HP capacity and free of cost for SC/ST beneficiaries.

The balance portion after MNRE CFA and beneficiary contribution was funded by GOK.

As on Nov-2019, 3710 numbers of SWPs ( General category: 3009 Nos., SC: 487 Nos., ST:214 Nos.) of 5 HP capacity has been installed in the State through KREDL.
MNRE of GOI has continued implementation of off grid solar water pumpsets under Component-B of PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uttan Mahaabhiyan) scheme.

Guidelines of PM-KUSUM scheme has been released by MNRE on 22.07.2019.

MNRE provides CFA up to 7.5 HP SWP. Solar water pumpset above 7.5 HP capacity may be installed, however MNRE CFA is limited up to 7.5 HP capacity only.

Funding pattern as per PM-KUSUM, Component-B guidelines is that MNRE provides 30% of benchmark cost or tendered cost whichever is lower. GOK has to provide State Financial Assistance of 30% and the beneficiary contribution is 40% . If State contributes more than 30% then the beneficiary share will reduce accordingly.

As per GOK directions to implement off grid solar water pumpsets up to 7.5 HP capacity under PM-KUSUM, Component-B scheme, with sharing pattern as MNRE: 30%, GOK:50% and SC/ST beneficiary contribution: 20% (GOK share to be met from SCSP/TSP funds), online application registration completed for SC/ST farmers and installation is under process.
Farmers are much benefitted with this scheme, as off grid Solar power is available during the day most of the year for irrigating the crops, without depending on grid supply. KREDL is promoting this, with a view to conserve conventional energy.
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Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd.
Phone:080- 22207851/ 22208109