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IISD paper 'Agrivoltaics in India challenges and opportunities for scale-up' pushing for clean energy in agriculture

Even as the country is making consistent progress in generating clean renewable energy sources mainly solar energy to decrease dependence on fossil fuel laced energy, the use of solar energy in agriculture is much lower than the desired levels. Under the two of the three components of solarising the farm energy, the achievement is 2.17% and 1% only even after nearly four years of launching of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Uthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. The PM-KUKSM is meant to provide sources for irrigation and de-dieselising the agricultural sector by setting up solar pumps in agriculture sector.

May 30, 2023

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