Indian Government Approves ₹24,000 Crore for Tribal Solar Electrification Initiative
Indian Government Approves ₹24,000 Crore for Tribal Solar Electrification Initiative


  • India has approved a hefty sum for the solar electrification of 1 lakh tribal households
  • Under the initiative, the government will set up off-grid solar plants and solar streetlights in remote tribal regions.

The Indian government has approved a sum of ₹24,104 crore for the implementation of solar energy projects under the Prime Minister’s Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN). The projects will electrify one lakh households in the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) across 18 states of the country.

Under the scheme, the government will install 0.3kW off-grid solar systems at an investment of ₹50,000 per household. Moreover, solar street lighting will be installed in 1,500 Multi-Purpose Centres (MPCs) located across areas where the conventional grid is not present.

The initiative aims to set up off-grid solar power systems in tribal households located in remote areas, where access to traditional electricity is low.

Out of the total allocated sum, the central government will invest ₹15,336 crore, while the respective states where the projects are set up, will contribute ₹8,768 crore. This tribal solar electrification scheme will be rolled out over the next three years.

This significant step is expected to improve access to clean and reliable electricity among tribal groups and enhance their living conditions. It will also help India achieve its goal of transitioning to sustainable energy.

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Resource: ET Energy

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