PM launches the solar rooftop scheme Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana

New Delhi (| Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Monday to launch the “Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana,” with the target of installing rooftop solar on 1 crore houses at his residence in New Delhi. The meeting was called immediately after the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony at the Shri Ram Janmaboomi Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

As per the PMO statement, during the meeting, the Prime Minister said, “The power of the sun can be harnessed by every household with a roof to reduce their electricity bills and to make them truly aatmanirbhar for their electricity needs.”. Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana aims to provide electricity to low- and middle-income individuals through solar rooftop installations, along with offering additional income for surplus electricity generation.

The Prime Minister also directed that a massive national campaign be started to mobilize consumers in the residential segment to adopt rooftop solar in large numbers. In a social media post on X, PM Modi said, “All the devotees of the world always get energy from the light of Suryavanshi Lord Shri Ram.”.

He added that, “Today, on the auspicious occasion of the consecration of life in Ayodhya, my resolve has been further strengthened that the people of India should have their own solar roof top system on the roof of their houses.”. The Prime Minister said, “This will not only reduce the electricity bill of the poor and middle class but will also make India self-reliant in the field of energy.” (uni)