PM Modi announces solar roof-top scheme for one crore households

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Environment and Ecology

Topic: Solar Energy

Issue: Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana

Context: Prime Minister announced ‘Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana’ with the target of installing rooftop solar on one crore houses.

India’s solar energy

Targets Installed Capacity(Aug 2023)
100 GW by 2022 70 GW
60 GW from utility project (mega concentrated solar parks) 58 GW has been installed in the utilities
40 GW from rooftop solar 12 GW on rooftops.
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