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PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana: 1 lakh people to be trained to install solar panels in homes
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PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana: 1 lakh people to be trained to install solar panels in homes

| @indiablooms | 13 May 2024, 05:44 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana, a government scheme aiming to provide free electricity to households across India, is set to create jobs as the Indian government is preparing to train a workforce of 100,000 individuals in the installation and maintenance of solar panels to aid its initiative of assisting 10 million households in transitioning to solar energy, reports Economic Times (ET).

ET reported quoting its sources that the ministries of renewable energy and skill development and entrepreneurship have collaboratively developed a "skilling plan" for the 'PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana', which is designed to enable households to generate 300 units of electricity through grid-connected solar panels.

Launched by PM Narendra Modi on February 15, the scheme provides subsidies of up to Rs. 78,000 to those interested in installing solar power generating units.

Quoting a source, ET reported that the number of people to be trained may be increased, depending upon the requirement.

"REC Ltd, the nodal agency for the revamped rooftop solar programme, is expected to partner with institutions such as the National Power Training Institute and the National Skill Development Corporation for this purpose," the source told ET.

Besides, the government is also aiming to train 50,000 vendors in entrepreneurship, ET reported citing an official.

"More vendors are expected to register on the national rooftop solar portal, as opposed to the existing system of registering with distribution companies," the official told ET.

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