Maharashtra Shines in PM KUSUM Scheme, Pioneering Solar-Powered Farming

Eknath Shinde

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BT Bureau, Mumbai: In a significant achievement, Maharashtra has taken the forefront in the implementation of the PM KUSUM scheme, revolutionizing farming practices by providing solar-powered water pumps to farmers and reducing dependence on traditional electricity sources. The state has successfully deployed 71,958 solar pumps in the fields of eligible farmers.


Commending the state’s Power department for this milestone, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde emphasized the government’s dedication to farmers, stating, “This state belongs to the farmers.” Deputy Chief Minister and Power Minister Devendra Fadnavis played a crucial role in advancing the scheme, earning accolades from CM Shinde and recognition for officers in the new and renewable energy department.


CM Shinde underlined that this accomplishment marks only the beginning, with the state’s commitment to include as many farmers as possible in the scheme. Under the ‘PM Kisan Urja Suraksha and Utthan Mahabhiyan’ (PM KUSUM) initiative, the national approval for 9,46,471 pumps has been granted, and Maharashtra has set an ambitious target by approving the installation of 5 lakh such pumps over the next 5 years. This leadership stems from the state’s introduction of a progressive policy for non-conventional and renewable energy.

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