Govt. extends deadline for laggard solar scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt. extends deadline for laggard solar schemepublished in The Hindu on 4th February 2023.

What is the News?

The deadline for the PM KUSUM scheme to install 30,000 MW solar power capacity in rural India by 2022 has now been pushed to March 2026.

What is Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Uttham Mahabhiyan(PM-KUSUM)?

Launched in: 2019

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Aim: To provide energy and water security to farmers, enhance their income, de-dieselise the farm sector and reduce environmental pollution. 

Components: PM-KUSUM scheme supports three different kinds of installations, known as the three components of the scheme as given below: 

– Component-A: 10,000 MW of decentralized ground-mounted grid-connected renewable power plants of individual plant size up to 2 MW. 

– Component-B: Installation of 20 lakh standalone solar-powered agricultural pumps.

– Component C: Solarisation of 15 lakh existing grid-connected Agriculture pumps.

Must read: Revitalising PM-KUSUM
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