PM Kusum Scheme: Decoding the slow roll-out of solar-pump scheme: debt-ridden farmers, wary suppliers, sluggish states - The Economic Times

2023-02-05 16:39:30 By : Ms. Candy Shen

Since its launch in March 2019, 359,462 solar pumps have been sanctioned under PM Kusum. But only 82,408, or 23%, pumps have been installed. While farmers are unable to make the 10% upfront payment to acquire the solar-powered irrigation pumps, companies are unwilling to supply to states where payments could be delayed.

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