50 Cities Covered under the Development of Solar Cities Programme
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has sanctioned projects for 50 cities under the Development of Solar Cities Programme so far. State-wise details of solar cities are given below:-
The Minister further stated that master plans of 44 cities have been prepared, Stake-holder’s Committees have been constituted in all 50 cities. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. Solar City Cells have been created in 26 solar cities. Solar PV projects with aggregate capacity of 8.16 MWp and Solar Water Heating Systems with aggregate capacity of 7895 meter square collector area have been sanctioned to 12 solar cities.
The Minister further stated that a total amount of Rs. 66.50 crore has been sanctioned for master plans, solar city cells, promotional activities and installation of renewable energy projects. Against this an amount of Rs.22.85 crore has been released so far.