Status: The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM), which was launched as a pilot project in March 2019, was expanded in December 2019. The scheme aims to provide additional income to farmers through 10,000 MW of solar power plants, 20 lakh solar pumps and solarising 35 lakh grid-connected farm pumps. However, the outcome has not been promising enough; only 165 MW of solar power plants, 3 lakh solar pumps and 5000 grid-connected farm pumps are put in place. Over 2.5 lakh farmers have benefitted from the scheme. i ii