Digital Monitoring of PM KUSUM Implementation

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme supports the massive deployment and solarisation of the agricultural sector. The number of solar pump installations under the PM KUSUM has already reached more than 24,600. More than 4,800 MW installations of decentralised grid connected solar power plants are at different stages of implementation. Monitoring the implementation of the scheme will identify remaining challenges and enable a comparison of the performance across geographies and time.

The Promotion of Solar Water Pumps (PSWP) component under the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) of GIZ India is supporting the Government of India in developing digital portals across 14 Indian States and Union Territories for integration in a national Solar Energy Data Management (SEDM) portal. This will enable MNRE to further improve the progress monitoring of the scheme. Specific state portals are providing data such as the number of solar pumps installed, pump type (AC/DC) or subsidy disbursement as well as technical parameters such as water discharged, pump run hours and more. While the business process data is collected through a site survey app and a site inspection app by State Implementation Agency (SIA) officials as on progress, the technical data will be collected in real-time via internet based remote monitoring system integration. The archived data is available to state and district level officials with granular performance metrics which are then summarised and sent to the national portal for high-level national view of PM KUSUM’s progress. 

The portal along with the farmer mobile app enables farmers to check the status of their application, grievances, and individual pump performance. The real time data is stored in servers provided by the states under the respective State Implementing Agencies. The main features of the portal include Consumer Management, Asset Management, Scheme Progress Management, Dashboard for Live Asset Monitoring, Performance Analysis, Management Information System and more. Analysis of the data being collected and stored will help to understand and address the current challenges in ensuring energy and water security in India. 

For further information please contact Mr. Prasun Kumar Das or read more here.