Insights into Editorial: Revitalising PM-KUSUM

     Context: The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption. Launched in 2019, PM-KUSUM aims to help farmers access reliable day-time solar power for irrigation, reduce power subsidies, and decarbonise agriculture. But pandemic-induced disruptions, limited …

Insights into Editorial: PM-KUSUM will shine when implemented fully

  Context: Recently, central government came out with guidelines for implementation of feeder-level solarisation. The eligibility for participation in the centralised tender has also been amended to allow a joint venture of manufacturer of solar pump, panel, and solar pump controller with integrators to bid. But the fact is that manufacturers lack workforce in the …