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Rs. 600 crore allocated for “Rooftop Solar Power Plants”

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An amount of Rs. 600 crore has been allocated for the projects under “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar power Plants Programme”. Rs. 508.84 Crore has been released till January31.
This was stated by power minister Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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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