The first farm-based solar power plant to be installed under the Prime Minister Kisan Urja Suraksha Evum Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme in Jaipur district Kotputli tehsil with a provision for production of 17 lakh units of electricity.
This 1 MW project has been established on 3.50 acres of farmland in Kotputli’s Bhaloji village. This new plant is also one of the first of the 623 farm-based solar power projects selected by the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) for generating 722 MW capacity in the state.
RRECL chairman Subodh Agarwal stated on Friday that the KUSUM scheme should ensure energy security for farmers, as they could produce revenue from their less productive and barren land. It would also help in boosting clean green energy and also generates employment in rural areas.
On the whole, this comes out as a great start to the KUSUM scheme in Rajasthan and also beneficial for the local farmers.