Rs 600 Crore Allocated for ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’

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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’ and Rs 508.84 crore has been released till January 31, 2017. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

The Ministry of New and 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 per cent of benchmark cost in General category States and up to 70 per cent in Special Category States, North Eastern States, Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Residential, Institutional, and Social sector are covered under this CFA pattern. For Government Sector, achievement linked incentive up to Rs 18,750/kWp in General Category States and Rs 45,000/kWp in Special Category States , North Eastern States, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep is available under the Programme.