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MNRE issues norms for 10 lakh solar power pumps under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected solar power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. Under “Component C” of the scheme 10 lakh...

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CSE conducts survey to analyse on-grid solar pumps in water-scarce areas

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Delhi, conducted a survey of districts that are highly dependent on solar pumps and has come up with a range of recommendations, including making these units on-grid in water-scarce areas. In the wake of the expanding role of...

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UP to 'electrify' water bodies to generate 13,500 mw of solar energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2019

Uttar Pradesh government is planning to install solar power panels above the state's expansive network of canals and water bodies to generate almost 13,500 megawatt (Mw) of solar energy. The state is planning to forge long-term contracts with private sector energy majors for...

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'Soura Jalanidhi' scheme launched in Odisha

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2018

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Soura Jalanidhi scheme that aims to increase use of solar energy for helping farmers in irrigating their land.


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