Government gives Rs 46 Crore subsidy for Solar Lanterns and Solar Home Lighting

Under the Ministry’s SPV Demonstration Programme, 78,408 solar lanterns and 1,08,599 solar home lighting systems were installed during 2009-10 in the country including Haryana. In addition, Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency supported distribution of 26,686 LED solar lanterns in the State of Haryana.

During 2009-10, the Ministry provided a subsidy of Rs.2400 for solar lanterns to individuals and full cost to a girl child studying in class IX to XII living in unelectrified villages and hamlets in Special Category States and UT islands and Rs.2500 – Rs. 8660 for home lighting systems depending upon the model and category of users.

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Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Ministry is financially supporting installation of off-grid solar applications including solar lights and other solar energy systems through a combination of 30% subsidy and or 5% interest bearing loans by individuals, non-commercial entities and industrial/ commercial entities.

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