Nagpur top contributor to PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana in Maharashtra
   Date :30-Mar-2024

PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana 
Business Reporter
KNOWN for its sweltering summers, Nagpur is now finding a golden tinge in its sunshine as the district is witnessing a surge in applications for rooftop solar panels. Nagpur district has seen more than 18 per cent of the total applications, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has received so far from the State. As per the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) data, 13,716 persons have applied for the solar panels under the recently launched PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana in Maharashtra. Out of these total applicants, 2,827 are from Nagpur district. A senior officer of the MSEDCL, on a condition of anonymity, said that Nagpur district is the top contributor to the scheme. “This shift towards renewable energy is being driven by a combination of factors, with Nagpur’s abundant sunlight proving to be a key advantage,” he said.
The Government of India has recently launched the scheme with an aim to provide free electricity to households installing solar panels. The initiative allows the beneficiaries to save their electricity bills by installing solar panels. Eligibility criteria for the scheme:- The applicant must be a citizen of India and must own a house with a roof to install the solar power system. The applicant must also have a valid electricity connection and have not availed any other subsidiary for solar panels. How to avail the scheme:- Interested persons can visit the official website and follow the steps given below:- Click on the direct link for ‘Apply for Rooftop Solar’ on the homepage. An application form will open on the screen. Enter all the details like State name, mobile number, email, electricity distribution company, etc.
Login with your registered mobile number. Apply for the Rooftop Solar panel. Upon receiving the approval for feasibility, arrange for any registered vendor in the concerned DISCOM to install the panels. After completing the installation, submit the plant details and apply for net meter. Once the net meter is installed, the applicant can generate the commissioning certificate from the portal. After the commissioning report is received, the applicant can send in a cancelled chequeand the bank account information using the on-line portal. Within a stipulated period, the applicant will get the subsidy in his or her bank accounts. Overall, it’s a great investment for environmental conservation and a better future. So, if you are eligible, apply forthe PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.