PM Kusum Yojana is turning 'annadata' into 'powerdata': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a webinar on effective implementation of Budget provisions in power sector on February 18. PM Modi said that PM Kusum Yojana is turning 'annadata' into 'powerdata.' Further highlighting the scheme, PM Modi said that under this scheme, government aims to achieve 30 GW solar energy capacity by installing small power plants in agriculture fields. "So far, we have achieved capacity of around 4GW energy by solar panels on rooftop and around 2.5GW will be added soon. Government aims to produce 40GW solar energy by rooftop solar projects in 1-1.5 yrs. The campaign to strengthen and reform power sector will be intensified in coming days," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the webinar.