President assents Continuation Of Phase 3 of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme

The funds for Solar PV application implementation would be met from Plan allocation made during financial years 2018-19 onward with an overall Plan Outlay of Rs. 656 Crores.

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After the cabinet approved the continuation of Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme – Phase III in financial year 2018-19, the President’s assent has deemed the continuation confirmed.

Under the continuation of the programme, the government is to install/achieve additional 118 MW off-grid solar PV capacities by 2020.

The extension of the capacity is aimed at achieving the targets of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

The funds for its implementation would be met from Plan allocation made during financial years 2018-19 onward with an overall Plan Outlay of Rs. 656 Crores.

Under the continuation, 3, 00,000 numbers of solar street lights will be installed throughout the country with special emphasis on areas where there is no facility for street lighting systems through grid power.

Also, solar power plants of individual size up to 25 kWp (kilo Watt peak) will be promoted in areas where grid power has not reached or is not reliable.

Further, to illuminate houses to study, 25,00,000 numbers of solar study lamps will be provided in North Eastern States and LWE affected districts.

The total project of the three components included under the phase-Ill is Rs. 1895 crore of which Rs. 637 crore will be provided as central financial assistance.

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