Enrollment under PM Surya Ghar live now

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KPDCL asks solar PV vendors to get registered immediately

KD NEWS SERVICE

SRINAGAR, June 10: The Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) Monday urged all interested Solar PV Vendors to get themselves immediately enrolled for the implementation of PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana.

In an official communique, the KPDCL said that it has till date received more than 2000 formal applications and over 4000 registrations from prospective beneficiaries on the National Portal under the Flagship Scheme. The PV Vendors were advised to visit the official website (www.kpdcl.jkpdd.net) to get themselves empanelled. KPDCL said that the Expression of Interest Document has been floated online.

“Vendor empanelment is live as of now. Once they are empanelled, the scheme will be formally launched, extending benefit of Government subsidy to the intended beneficiaries,” said the communique. It also asked the vendors to approach the office of Chief Engineer (Distribution) at Srinagar to facilitate the process.

Under the PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana, a beneficiary shall get central subsidy of Rs. 33,000/- up to 1 kWp plant, Rs.66,000/-up to 2 kWp & Rs.85,800/- up to and beyond 3 kWp solar rooftop plant, read an official statement.

It further said that the Union Ministry for New & Renewable Energy has also notified the guidelines for PM Surya Ghar Scheme and fixed benchmark cost ceilings for vendors for on-grid solar rooftop plants at Rs.55,000/- for 1 kWp, Rs. 55,000/- from 1-2 kWp & Rs.49,500/- for plant up to and beyond 3 kWp.

One of the key highlights of the Scheme is the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of the subsidy directly into the accounts of the beneficiaries, who shall also get the incentive of waiver of Technical Feasibility Report for plants up to 10 kWp, the statement said.

KPDCL said it is targeting 2500 solar rooftop beneficiaries under the PM Surya Ghar Scheme during the current financial year, and that by 2027, KPDCL will extend the scheme to 33,300 beneficiaries across Kashmir Division.

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