Centre Provided Rs 383 Cr to Madhya Pradesh Govt for Solar Projects

Rs 70.03 crore were for the development of solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects and Rs 35 crore for solar rooftop schemes among others.

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The BJP-led central government assisted the Madhya Pradesh government with a funding Rs 382.91 crore over the financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18 for implementing projects and schemes in the solar energy domain, new and renewable energy minister R K Singh said.

“The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been implementing various schemes in the country, including in Madhya Pradesh, to promote solar energy. The names of the schemes include development of solar parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects,” Singh said in a written reply to a question asked in Parliament.

Other schemes outlines by the minister in the parliament were:

  • Scheme for setting up 1000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by the Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) and the Government of India organisations with Viability Gap Funding(VGF).
  • Scheme for setting up 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Defence Establishments and Para Military Forces withVGF.
  • Bundling Scheme – 15000 MW grid-connected solar PV power plants through NTPC Ltd./NVVN.
  • VGF Scheme for setting up of 5000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects throughSECI.

The funds provided to the Madhya Pradesh government were as follows: Rs 70.03 crore Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects, Rs 35 crore for grid-connected solar rooftop schemes and over Rs 10 crore for rooftop PV and Small Solar Power Generation Programme (RPSSGP) under Solar GBI Scheme.

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