Uttarakhand Government Approves 5 Solar Projects
Uttarakhand Government Approves 5 Solar Projects


  • Uttarakhand is planning to set up 5 solar projects with a total capacity of 5265kW
  • The state government is also promoting rooftop solar installations in the residential segment, through state subsidy.

The Uttarakhand government has approved 5 solar projects with a total capacity of 5265kW in the state under the Chief Minister Solar Self-Employment Scheme.

“The state government is continuously making efforts to promote solar energy in the state. Chief Minister Solar Self-Employment Scheme is being operated under this. In this sequence, under the Uttarakhand State Solar Policy-2023 notified by the government, proposals were invited for application by UREDA in the Type-II category on 20 July 2023,” states the official press release.

The five proposals for the project were approved by the State Level Monitoring Committee, under the chairmanship of Energy and Alternative Energy Secretary R Meenakshi Sundaram. Mr. Sundaram also announced that the estimated cost of the projects is around ₹24 crore.

Along with this initiative, the state government is also promoting the development of rooftop solar installations among domestic consumers, by providing a state subsidy in addition to the central subsidy.

Additionally, the Uttarakhand government has also launched the Mukhyamantri Solar Swarozgar Yojana (MSSY). Under this scheme, unemployed farmers and youth are encouraged to set up solar plants over their barren/unusable lands and earn a stable income by selling the generated power to the government.

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Resource: ET Energy

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