54 Cities To Be Developed As Solar Cities

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah informed Rajya Sabha on December 18 that in-Principle, approval has been given to 54 cities for developing as Solar Cities.

The draft Master Plans have been prepared for 28 cities, out of which 8 Master Plans have been approved by his Ministry for implementation.

So far, an amount of Rs 19.23 crore has been sanctioned for preparation of Master Plans, Solar City Cells and Promotional Activities for 41 cities, out of which Rs 4.22 crore has been released. Further, an amount of Rs.11.98 crore has been sanctioned for execution of renewable energy projects in 5 cities, out of which Rs.3.87 crore has been released.

So far, the Master Plans for 8 cities namely Agra, Moradabad from Uttar Pradesh, Thane &Kalyan-Dombivli from Maharashtra, Indore from Madhya Pradesh, Kohima from Nagaland, Aizawl from Mizoramand Chandigarh have been finalised and the developments of projects are in progress.

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