KULGAM : To sensitize the farmers about Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Uthan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) scheme, Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology today organised an awareness cum publicity programme at mini-secreterait here.
PM-KUSUM is a scheme specially designed and meant for the upliftment of farmers in the country.
The programme was held under the supervision of District Development Chairperson, Kulgam, M Afzal Parrey, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat.
The District Development Council member, M Abbas Rather, CPO, Zahid Sajad, DHO, Dr.Iqbal, CAO, Farooq Ahmad field staff of Agriculture and Horticulture Department participated in the programme.
On the occasion, Dy-CEO, JAKEDA, Muzaffar Ahmad Malik presented the details of the scheme and apprised the participants about the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Uthan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM).
He added that under this scheme, Subsidized Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps in the capacity range of 2 HP to 10 HP shall be provided to the benificieries who will apply for it.
The scheme envisages 50 percent subsidy from Central Government and 30 percent from UT Government and the balance 20 percent is farmer’s share.
He also informed the participants about the procedures to apply for Solar pumps.