Prime Minister launches RDSS scheme, National Solar Rooftop portal and dedicates and lays foundation stone of green energy projects of NTPC

In the Grand Finale marking the culmination of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’, the Prime Minister (PM) has launched the Ministry of Power’s flagship Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) which is aimed at improving the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of distribution companies, with an outlay of Rs 3,037.58 billion over a period of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

It is also proposed to provide 250 million smart prepaid meters to consumers all over the country. The PM also launched the national portal for Rooftop solar, which will enable online tracking of the process of installation of rooftop solar plants, starting from registering the applications to release of subsidy in residential consumers’ bank account after installation and inspection of the plant. The estimated capacity under the national solar rooftop program is 4,000 MW. This will be a major step towards realising the solar rooftop potential of the nation and will contribute towards India’s target to produce 500 GW energy through non-fossil fuels committed in COP-26. In addition, the PM also dedicated and laid the foundation stone of various green energy projects of NTPC Limited worth over Rs 52 billion. He inaugurated the 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar Project in Telangana and the 92 MW Kayamkulam Floating Solar Project in Kerala. He laid the foundation stone of the 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan, Green Hydrogen Mobility Project in Leh and Kawas Green Hydrogen Blending with Natural Gas project in Gujarat.