Centre likely to foot bill for PM rooftop solar scheme

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Environment, Ecology and Disaster Management (B)

Topic: Renewable Energy

Issue: Pradhan Mantri Suryoday Yojana


  • Centre will effectively bear the entire cost of setting up rooftop solar systems for households that consume less than 300 units of electricity per month.
  • Public sector units such as NTPC will identify households and install RTS(rooftop solar) systems free of cost.
  • Households with a consumption over 300 units also can use the scheme. However, they would be required to fund 40% of the cost.
Pradhan Mantri Suryoday Yojana Scheme.●     Objective :To deliver electricity to households through solar rooftop installations, with an additional benefit of earning income for surplus electricity generation.

●     India’s overall solar capacity ~73.31 GW, with rooftop solar capacity ~11.08 GW.

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