Rs. 600 Crore Allocated for Grid connected Rooftop and small Solar Power Plants Programme

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Government allocates Rs 600 crore for solar power projects and Grid connected Rooftop Programmes

An amount of Rs. 600 crore has been allocated for the projects under “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar power Plants Programme” and Rs. 508.84 Crore has been released till 31.01.2017. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Mines New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

The State-wise details of projects under “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar power Plants Programme” sanctioned are as follows:

Sr.No. States/entity Approved /Sanctioned Capacity (MWp)
1 Andhra Pradesh 39.5
2 Chhattisgarh 11.2
3 Delhi 92
4 Gujarat 81.75
5 Haryana 75
6 Himachal Pradesh 10
7 Jammu & Kashmir 7
8 Jharkhand 55
9 Karnataka 10.935
10 Kerala 15
11 Madhya Pradesh 115
12 Maharashtra 100
13 Odisha 4
14 Punjab 25
15 Rajasthan 31
16 Tamil Nadu 312
17 Telangana 74
18 Uttarakhand 51
19 Uttar Pradesh 12
20 West Bengal 11.68
21 Arunachal Pradesh 0
22 Assam 24
23 Manipur 8.4
24 Chandigarh 30.5
25 Goa 2
26 Puducherry 5.02
27 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1
28 Lakshadweep 1
Sub Total (State/ UT) 1,204.99
29 Solar Energy Corporation of India 899.6
30 Ministry of Railways 502.5
31 PSUs/Govt. Departments 482
TOTAL 3,089.09

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been  promoting “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme” with a Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of up to 30% of benchmark cost in General category States and up to 70 % in Special Category States, North Eastern States, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Residential, Institutional and Social sector are covered under this CFA pattern. For Government Sector, achievement linked incentive up to Rs.18750/kWp in General Category States and Rs.45000/kWp in Special Category States, North Eastern States and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep is available under the Programme.

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