Rooftop Solar Power : Illuminating India’s Future

On 22nd January, 2024, the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a government initiative targeting the installation of rooftop solar power systems in one crore households.

Scheme Details

  • Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana aims to reach the unmet goal of 40 gigawatts (GW) rooftop solar capacity by 2026.
  • The scheme follows the Rooftop Solar Programme launched in 2014, which had its deadline extended due to unachieved targets.
  • It focuses on installing solar power systems on residential rooftops.
  • It also emphasizes reducing electricity bills for the poor and middle class while promoting self-reliance in the energy sector.

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