Fact Check: Don't fall for fraudulent websites impersonating PM-KUSUM, details here
New Delhi, May 28: The government has warned against some fraudulent websites impersonating the official portal of PM-KUSUM Scheme.
Such unauthorised websites are collecting money and information from the people interested in the Scheme. In order to avoid any loss to the general public, MNRE has issued public notices in the past, advising the general public not to deposit any registration fee or share any personal information on such websites.
Upon receipt of complaints, action has also been taken against miscreants and several fake registration portals have been blocked.
*Don't fall prey to online scams*‼️— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 28, 2022
Beware of Fraudulent websites/ registration portals impersonating as the official portal of PM-KUSUM Scheme.#PIBFactree
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In addition to fraudulent websites, WhatsApp and other means are also being used to mislead potential beneficiaries. Ministry has, therefore, strongly advised that people interested in PM-KUSUM Scheme should check the authenticity of the website before providing any personal information or depositing money.
Ministry has further advised not to click on any unverified or suspicious link received through Whatsapp/ SMS which claim to be the registration portal for the PM-KUSUM scheme.
What is PM-KUSUM?
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme, under which subsidy is provided for setting up of standalone solar pumps and for the solarization of agricultural pumps. Farmers can also install grid-connected solar power plants up to 2 MW. The scheme is being implemented by the designated departments of the state governments and the details of all such designated departments are available on the MNRE website www.mnre.gov.in.
Information regarding eligibility for participation in the scheme and implementation process is available on MNRE website http://www.mnre.gov.in or PM-KUSUM central portal: https://pmkusum.mnre.gov.in or dial toll-free number 1800-180-3333.
Websites claiming registration portal for PM-KUSUM Scheme
MNRE does not register beneficiaries under the Scheme through any websites/ portal.