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PM Surya Ghar, Muft Bijli Yojana


PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana is a government scheme that aims to provide free electricity to households in India. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15, 2024. Under the scheme, households will be provided with a subsidy to install solar panels on their roofs. The subsidy will cover up to 40% of the cost of the solar panels. The scheme is expected to benefit 1 crore households across India. It is estimated that the scheme will save the government Rs. 75,000 crore per year in electricity costs.


Suitable Rooftop Solar Plant Capacity for households

Average Monthly Electricity Consumption (units)

Suitable Rooftop Solar Plant Capacity

Subsidy Support

0-150

1-2 kW

₹ 30,000/- to ₹ 60,000/-

150-300

2-3 kW

₹ 60,000/- to ₹ 78,000/-

> 300

Above 3 kW

₹ 78,000/-

The benefits of the scheme include:

  1. Free electricity for households.

  2. Reduced electricity costs for the government.

  3. Increased use of renewable energy.

  4. Reduced carbon emissions.

Eligibility

  1. The household must be an Indian citizen.

  2. The household must own a house with a roof that is suitable for installing solar panels.

  3. The household must have a valid electricity connection.

  4. The household must not have availed any other subsidy for solar panels.

Application Process

Online

Step-2 : Provide the following details for registration.

            - Select your State

            - Select your Electricity Distribution Company

            - Enter your Electricity Consumer Number

            - Enter Mobile Number

            - Enter Email

            - Please follow as per the direction from the portal.

Step-3 : Login with Consumer Number & Mobile Number.

Step-4 : Apply for the Rooftop Solar as per the form.

Step-5 : Fill out the online application form.

Step-6 : Wait for the feasibility approval from DISCOM. Once you get the feasibility approval install the plant by any of the registered vendors in your DISCOM.

Step-7 : Once installation is over, submit the plant details and apply for net meter.

Step-8 : After installation of net meter and inspection by DISCOM, they will generate commissioning certificate from portal.

Step-9 : Once you get the commissioning report. Submit the bank account details and a cancelled cheque through the portal. You will receive your subsidy in your bank account within 30 days.


Documents Required

  1. Proof of identity.

  2. Proof of address.

  3. Electricity bill.

  4. Roof ownership certificate.


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