Q. With reference to Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Uttham Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM), consider the following statements::
1.The scheme encourages farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices by adopting natural fertilizers for the crop.
2.It aims at installing standalone solar-powered agricultural pumps.
Select the correct statement using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Explanation –

Statement 1 is incorrect. PM-KUSUM is aimed at ensuring energy security for farmers in India, along with honouring India’s commitment to increase the share of installed capacity of electric power from non-fossil-fuel sources to 40% by 2030 as part of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

Statement 2 is correct. It aims at 20 lakhs installing standalone solar-powered agricultural pumps.

Source: ForumIAS