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PM Surya Ghar Yojana | Register more people for taking benefit : CS to officers

Takes stock of solarisation mission
01:36 AM Feb 29, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
pm surya ghar yojana   register more people for taking benefit   cs to officers
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Jammu, Feb 28: Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo today called for registering more people to take benefit under PM Surya Ghar Yojana

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According to an official press release, the Chief Secretary was speaking at a meeting. He took stock of the measures being taken for implementation of different solar power schemes in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Secretary impressed upon all the stakeholders including NHPC, which has been designated as a project implementation agency for the solarisation here, to start implementing the schemes on ground.

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Regarding the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana, he directed the concerned to create the ample awareness among the public about this beneficiary oriented scheme. “The JPDCL and KPDCL must assist and encourage people to register themselves for this scheme to reap the benefits,” the Chief Secretary said. He called for weekly reports about the registrations made in each division.

“Such schemes are highly attractive for commoners as they bear a major subsidy component provided to them under DBT,” Dulloo said. He asked for empanelment of the genuine agencies in each district for installation of solar rooftops for public. Chief Secretary impressed upon them to give people multiple options to choose best for them and avail the benefits under this PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.

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He advised the department to go about smoothly by having coordination between them to complete the solarisation of government buildings in the UT. He told the NHPC to finalise the plan for solarisation of such identified government infrastructure being the implementing agency through REC under Resco model.

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The Chief Secretary was informed by Commissioner Secretary, S&T, Saurabh Bhagat that the Department has completed its survey and has found 28,686 government-owned buildings feasible for solarisation here. He gave out that out of these 2703 buildings had already been solarised and the capacity of rest has been tentatively estimated to be around 241 MWs.

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Regarding the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana, it was informed that it envisages providing free solar power to poorest sections of the society. It was added that under this Yojana, the households having consumption of about 150 energy units can install solar rooftops of the capacity of 1-2 KWs and get a subsidy component of about Rs 30,000 to 60,000.

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Similarly for two to three KWs a subsidy component of Rs 60,000 to78,000 can be availed and above that Rs 78000 is given as a subsidy to the beneficiaries directly into their accounts by the government.

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