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.
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.