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PM Surya Ghar Yojana: Who can avail of the benefits of this scheme and how, know here


On February 13, 2024, Prime Minister Modi announced on his social media handle, X, that the government will spend Rs 75,000 crore to provide free electricity to 10 million households. The initiative has now reached rural areas and people have started getting its benefits. Although connections for solar plants are not being allotted currently due to the Lok Sabha elections, they will start once the new government is formed. Here's how you can avail the benefits of this scheme.

Scheme Overview

Under this scheme, the limit of free electricity has been fixed at 300 units. Prime Minister Modi highlighted its benefits during a recent rally, in which he said that one crore people have already registered under the PM Surya Ghar Yojana.

Government Scheme

The PM Surya Ghar Yojana aims to install solar panels on the roofs of 10 million households, allowing them to get free electricity. Beneficiaries can avail of a subsidy of up to Rs 78,000 depending on the category to help them install solar panels. The initiative is expected to help households save up to Rs 18,000 annually and contribute to the government’s green energy goals.

Application Process

Registration: Register on the designated portal.
State Selection: Select your state.
Electricity Provider: Select your electricity distribution company.
Consumer Details: Enter your electricity consumer number, mobile number, and email.
Follow Instructions: Follow the instructions on the portal.
Login: Log in with your consumer number and mobile number.
Application: Apply for rooftop solar as per the form instructions.
Approval: Wait for approval from your DISCOM (distribution company).
Installation: Once approved, get the solar plant installed by any vendor registered with your DISCOM.
Net Metering: After installation, submit the plant details and apply for net metering.

Inspection: DISCOM will inspect through the portal and issue a commissioning certificate.

Subsidy: After receiving the commissioning report, submit your bank details and a canceled cheque through the portal. You will receive your subsidy within 30 days in your bank account.

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