New Delhi, January 22, 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the “Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana” under which one crore households will get rooftop solar.
“Today, on the auspicious occasion of the consecration of life in Ayodhya, my resolve has been further strengthened that the people of India should have their own solar roof top system on the roof of their houses,” Modi said.
“The first decision I have taken after returning from Ayodhya is that our government will launch “Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana” with the target of installing rooftop solar on one crore houses,” he said.
This will not only reduce the electricity bill of the poor and middle class, but will also make India self-reliant in the field of energy, he said.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has also directed to start a massive national campaign to mobilize residential segment consumers to adopt rooftop solar in large numbers.
Immediately after his visit to Ayodhya on the auspicious occasion of consecration of Suryawanshi Bhagwan Shri Ram, Prime Minister chaired a meeting to launch “Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana” with the target of installing rooftop solar on 1 crore houses at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg.
During the meeting, Prime Minister said that the power of the sun can be harnessed by every household with a roof to reduce their electricity bills and to make them truly aatmanirbhar for their electricity needs.
Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana aims to provide electricity to low and middle-income individuals through solar rooftop installations, along with offering additional income for surplus electricity generation.
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