Free Electricity Scheme: Central government's free electricity scheme, know how you can avail the benefits..

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the free electricity scheme on Tuesday. Its name is 'PM Surya Ghar: Free Electricity Scheme'. This is a rooftop solar scheme. Through this new scheme, 1 crore houses will get the benefit of free electricity. The government will invest more than Rs 75,000 crore in the scheme. It aims to light 1 crore homes by offering up to 300 units of free electricity every month. Under the scheme, the government will deposit subsidies directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. They will also be provided bank loans at concessional rates. The PM has said that for this a national online portal will be created in which all types of facilities will be integrated.


In a way, it will work like a portal interface. Every kind of facility can be availed in this. To promote this scheme at the grassroots level, urban local bodies and panchayats will be encouraged to promote rooftop solar systems in their areas. Apart from this, the objective of this scheme is to increase income, reduce electricity bills, and create employment opportunities for the people. How can you apply to avail the benefits of this scheme, why has this scheme been introduced, and what will be the benefits of it? Come, and let us know the answers to all these questions here.

What is a free electricity scheme?
Pradhan Mantri Surya Ghar: Free Electricity Scheme is an ambitious scheme launched by the Government of India. Its objective is to provide free electricity to one crore houses in the country through rooftop solar. This scheme was announced in the budget of 2024-25.

Special features of the scheme
One crore poor and middle-class families
Free electricity: up to 300 units per month
Solar panels: Will be installed on the roofs of houses
Government Assistance: Up to 60% subsidy
Estimated cost: Rs 75,000 crore

Benefits of the scheme
reduction in electricity bill
Increase in energy security
pollution reduction
employment generation

Posting on social media platform X, PM Modi wrote - 'Let's promote solar power and sustainable progress. I urge all residential consumers, especially the youth, to strengthen the PM - Surya Ghar: Free Electricity Scheme by applying at'

PM Surya Ghar: Free Electricity Scheme – How to apply for rooftop solar scheme?

Go to 'Apply for Rooftop Solar' on website. Follow these steps for registration:

Step 1: Register on the portal with the following:
     Select your state
     Select your electricity distribution company
     Enter your electricity consumer number
     Please enter the mobile number
     enter email
     Follow the instructions of the portal

Step 2
     Login with consumer number and mobile number
     Apply for rooftop solar as perform

Step 3
Wait for feasibility approval from Discom. Once you get feasibility approval, get the plant installed from any of the vendors registered with your Discom.

Step 4
Once installation is complete submit plant details and apply for a net meter


Step 5
After installation of the net meter and inspection by the Discom, they will be able to generate the commissioning certificate from the portal.

Step 6
Once you receive the commissioning report, submit the bank account details and a canceled check through the portal. You will get your subsidy in your bank account within 30 days.

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