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PM KUSUM: Farmers of This State Will Not Get Benefit of PM Solar Pump Yojana; Know Why

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Solar Pump Yojana

Amid the ongoing farmer’s protest, the state Cabinet of Maharashtra witnessed heated scenes with ministers from across party lines opposing a new proposal by the state energy department under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Urja Suraksha Evem Utthan Mahaabhiyaan (PM KUSUM) scheme.  

As per report, the Cabinet had given its nod to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship scheme last week for installation of 1 lakh solar-powered farm pumps. However, when the proposal for the confirmation of minutes came up, department Minister Nitin Raut from the Congress sought an additional Rs 180 crore nod for the installation and GST component of the solar pumps. 

But ministers from his own party, including Sunil Kedar, Yashomati Thakur and Vijay Wadettiwar, NCP’s Ajit Pawar and Shiv Sena's Sanjay Rathod resisted the proposal, questioning the scheme’s effectiveness. 

This leads to an argument and after a heated discussion on the issue, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray deferred the approval to the new proposal and also put the confirmation of the minutes on hold. 

What is PM KUSUM Yojana?

Under PM Kusum Yojana, Modi government offers subsidies to buy solar pumps for agriculture purposes.

Apart from this, solar panels are also available in private dealers. For this, you will have to contact the authority for your loan amount in advance, as well as the form will be received from the authority office for subsidy.

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