Renewable Energy

The first farmer under PM-KUSUM scheme now earns Rs 4 lakh per month

He is the 1st person in India to generate income by selling clean energy to power distribution companies using PM-KUSUM

 
By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 16 August 2021

In the village of Kanwarpura, Rajasthan, a doctor-turned-solar-entrepreneur Amit Singh is using the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme to boost his income by 200 times, while providing clean energy to the farming community.

His village was struggling with water crisis when Singh decided to seek out a modern solution for his deteriorating farmland and hence became the first person in India to generate income by selling clean energy to power distribution companies using PM-KUSUM.

Amit was always fascinated by the concept of solar energy and had powered his clinic in the village with a grid solar power system. So, when PM KUSUM-Yojana provided him with an opportunity to diversify his dream, he didn’t hesitate.

But it was not easy for Amit — he had his fair share of challenges regarding arranging finances and getting necessary help.

But he firmly believes that clean energy is the way forward and the new scheme can bring income to a lot of farmers with barren lands and can further benefit the community.

Equipment cost breakdown (excluding cost of land): 

Solar panel: Rs 2 crore

Inverter: Rs 40 lakh

Structure-GI: Rs 50 lakh

Wiring: Rs 10 lakh

Transmission line with safety equipment: Rs 40 lakh

Government fees: Rs 10 lakh

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