12.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs


  • Govt may launch scheme to provide cost-effective power


  • The Rajasthan government is likely to initiate ‘Kusum Yojna’ to install solar water pumps from next month, with an aim to raise income and provide cost-effective electricity to the farmers.


  • “The Kusum Yojna is likely to start from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan from next month. The scheme is aimed to increase farmers income and provide them cost-effective electricity.


  • Under the scheme, farmers will be able to install solar water pump set on their fields. They will be able to use the electricity generated from the solar pump and surplus electricity will be transmitted to power grid.


  • Apart from Kusum Yojna, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) aims to install 7,500 solar water pumps this year through horticulture department, the implementing agency.


  • As per RRECL data, the solar water pump project was started in 2010-11 in Rajasthan and till 2016-17, total 29,667 pumps have been installed in the state.