Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ambitious ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana’ on Tuesday as part of the broader initiative known as the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana. In his announcement, PM Modi emphasized the government’s commitment to sustainable development and improving the well-being of citizens through this pioneering initiative.
To familiarise the scheme among Indians, the prime minister said that the government will incentivize Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats to promote the installation of rooftop solar systems in their jurisdiction.
What is Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana?
With an estimated budget exceeding ₹75,000 crore, this landmark scheme is designed to illuminate one crore households nationwide by providing up to 300 units of free electricity each month. Under the ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana,’ substantive subsidies will be extended directly to beneficiaries’ bank accounts, ensuring no financial burden on the people.
The scheme aims to incentivize the adoption of rooftop solar systems, empowering individuals to harness solar energy and contribute to the nation’s green energy agenda. The government strives to facilitate widespread participation in this transformative program through heavily concessional bank loans and streamlined processes facilitated by a National Online Portal.
The Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana caught everyone’s attention even before the budget. Under this scheme the government aims to strengthen the renewable energy segment by installing 1 crore solar panels on households across India. pic.twitter.com/4OP1N1RY7c
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Empowering Citizens Through Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana:
The launch of ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana’ under the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana signifies a significant stride towards sustainable development and energy independence. By leveraging solar power to illuminate households and providing free electricity, the scheme aims to enhance the quality of life for millions of citizens while promoting environmental conservation.
Financial Incentives and Streamlined Processes:
Through substantive subsidies and concessional bank loans, the government is facilitating the adoption of rooftop solar systems under the ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana’. By integrating stakeholders through a National Online Portal and incentivizing Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats, the scheme seeks to streamline the application and installation process, making it accessible to all segments of society.
Promoting Green Energy and Economic Growth:
The implementation of rooftop solar systems not only reduces dependence on traditional energy sources but fosters entrepreneurship and employment opportunities. The scheme stimulates economic growth by encouraging vendors to supply and install solar panels and creating manufacturing, installation, and maintenance jobs while advancing India’s renewable energy objectives.
How to apply:
Register in the portal with the following
- Select your State & Electricity Distribution Company
- Enter your Electricity Consumer Number, Mobile Number & Email
- Login with Consumer Number & Mobile Number
- Apply for the Rooftop Solar as per the form
- Once you get the feasibility approval, get the plant installed by any of the registered vendors in your DISCOM
- Once installation is completed, submit the plant details and apply for a net meter.
- A commissioning certificate will be generated from the portal after the net meter installation and inspection by DISCOM.
- Once you get the commissioning report, submit the bank account details and a canceled cheque through the portal. You will receive your subsidy in your bank account within 30 days.