Feb. 6, 2023

Recently, the deadline of the PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Uttham Mahabhiyan) to install 30,000 MW solar power capacity in rural India by 2022, has been pushed to March 2026.


  • PM-KUSUM Scheme was launched in 2019.
  • The scheme envisages income generation for farmers from their infertile land with the establishment of solar power plants.
  • Aim: To help farmers access reliable daytime solar power for irrigation, reduce power subsidies, and decarbonise agriculture.
  • The Scheme consists of three components
    • Component A: 10,000 MW of solar capacity through the installation of small Solar Power Plants of individual plants of capacity up to 2 MW.
    • Component B: Installation of 20 lakhs standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps.
    • Component C: Solarisation of 15 Lakh Grid-connected Agriculture Pumps
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)