Chandigarh: Haryana, Department of New & Renewable Energy has specified that the applications for installation of Solar Water Pumping Systems under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM)’ Scheme of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is being received only through SARAL portal i.e. saralharyana.gov.in.
Giving information in this regard, an official spokesman said that it has come to the notice that few new websites have cropped up as a registration portal for this Scheme. Such websites are potentially duping the general public and misusing data through false registration portals. Therefore, to avoid any loss to the general public, people are advised that the application under PM-KUSUM Scheme for Solar Water Pumping System to be installed in Haryana is being received online through the SARAL portal of the state government i.e. www.saralharyana.gov.in and there is no other portal for this purpose.
The spokesman said that the general public is advised to refrain from depositing any registration fee and sharing their data on such fraudulent websites. Further, for any query they may visit the official website of the Department i.e. hareda.gov.in or they may contact the office of Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Project Officer of their district.
The spokesman said that the department is implementing a program for the installation of solar pumps for agriculture purposes under the ambit of ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha’ evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. Under this Scheme, 15,000 off-grid solar pumps are being installed in the state with a 75 percent subsidy. The applications for this program are invited through the SARAL portal and no money is required to be deposited at the time of the application. He said that the implementation guidelines and other details about the Scheme are available on the official portal of the Ministry, www.mnre.gov.in as well as hareda.gov.in.