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Policy on Solar Capacity Panels in Indian Railways

  1. Context: India’s ambitious agenda to source 40,000 MW of rooftop solar power by 2022
  2. News: Indian Railways have finalized a policy for harnessing solar energy on rooftops of railway premises
  3. The policy provides for setting up solar power plants through developer mode with a long term Power Purchase Agreement by Railways
  4. Objective: To reduce dependence on fossil fuels and expand solar power

Read about Railway Budget 2016-17.

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