Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches residential rooftop solar scheme for free electricity 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the launch of the residential rooftop solar scheme for free electricity, PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.  This project, with an investment of over INR 75,000 crores, aims to light up 10 million households by providing up to 300 units of free electricity every month.

“From substantive subsidies, which will be given directly to people’s bank accounts, to heavily concessional bank loans, the Central Government will ensure that there is no cost burden on the people. All stakeholders will be integrated to a National Online Portal which will further convenience,” tweeted the prime minister.

“To popularize this scheme at the grassroots, urban local bodies and panchayats shall be incentivised to promote rooftop solar systems in their jurisdictions. At the same time, the scheme will lead to more income, lesser power bills, and employment generation for people,” said the prime minister.

The scheme offers a subsidy of INR 30,000 per kW up to 2 kW, and INR 18,000 per kW for additional capacity up to 3 kW. The total subsidy for systems larger than 3 kW is capped at INR 78,000.


The willing residential consumers can apply for the scheme at

How to apply for the PM Surya Ghar Yojana

Step 1

Register in the portal with the following:

  • Select your State
  • Select your electricity distribution company
  • Fill in your electricity consumer number, mobile number and email

Step 2

  • Login with your consumer number and mobile number
  • Apply for rooftop solar as per the form

Step 3

Once you get the feasibility approval, get the plant installed by any of the registered vendors in your DISCOM

Step 4

Once the installation is complete, submit the plant details and apply for net meter

Step 5

Commissioning certificate will be generated from the portal, after installation of net meter and inspection by DISCOM

Step 6

Once you get the commissioning report. Submit the bank account details and a cancelled cheque through the portal. You will receive your subsidy in your bank account within 30 days


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