A government official told Business Standard, "The policy hopes to save 240 million units of power in a year by producing 200 Mw energy through solar equipment on rooftop. The government will spend Rs 1,600 crore in five years for the proposed off grid projects in private and public sector."
He informed that the government will 100% subsidy to generate 150 Mw in five years (30 Mw each year) through a combination of generation sets of 1 to 50 kilowatt capacity on rooftop and on land on government properties.
The government will give 20% subsidy for the generation of 50 Mw (10 MW each year) on private properties.
Further, additional Rs 500 crore will be spent on promoting solar cookers in government and private organisations while Rs 16 crore are earmarked for the generation of 4,000 kilowatt through bio gas.