What is PM-KUSUM?

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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)


Q1) What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed.

Source: Centre extends deadline for the laggard solar scheme