What is PM – Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana? What are the benefits, subsidy structure and how you can avail it.

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.

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.

What is the subsidy structure for residential households? 

Suitable Rooftop Solar Plant Capacity for households   

Average Monthly Electricity Consumption (units) Suitable Rooftop Solar Plant CapacitySubsidy Support
0-1501 – 2 kW Rs 30,000 to Rs 60,000/-
150-3002 – 3 kWRs 60,000 to Rs 78,000/-
>300 Above 3 kW Rs 78,000/-

How can i avail subsidy? 

Online Applications may be submitted on the National Portal at https://pmsuryaghar.gov.in

Register in the portal with the following stepwise procedure

Step 1

  • Select your State & Electricity Distribution Company
  • Enter your Electricity Consumer Number, Mobile Number & Email

Step 2

  • Login with Consumer Number & Mobile Number
  • Apply for the Rooftop Solar as per the form

Step 3

  • Once you get the feasibility approval, get the plant installed by any of the registered vendors in your DISCOM

Step 4

  • Once installation is completed , submit the plant details and apply for net meter

Step 5

  • Commissioning certificate will be generated from the portal, after installation of net meter and inspection by DISCOM

Step 6

  • 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.

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.

Documents required 

    1. Proof of identity.
    2. Proof of address.
    3. Electricity bill.
    4. Roof ownership certificate.

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