Solar Energy – JNNSM, Solar Cities, Solar Pumps, etc.

Power for 2.5 million homes, jobs for 30,000

  1. The Union Cabinet approved Rs. 5,050 crore of viability gap funding for 5,000 MW of grid-connected solar projects.
  2. The additional 5,000 MW of power could provide power to almost 2.5 million households.
  3. This would be done over 4 years from 2015-16 to 2018-19 and generate employment for around 30,000 people in rural and urban areas.
  4. It will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the country by 8.525 million tonnes a year.
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