Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme Launched by PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi recently participated in the Grand Finale marking the culmination of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’ via video conferencing. He interacted with the beneficiaries of various schemes including beneficiaries of KUSUM, solar power, DDUGJY, IPDS and solar panels respectively.

The grand finale of Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya was a national level celebration, where the participants and beneficiaries from over 100 districts across the country were connected through virtual mode.

He has launched the Ministry of Power’s flagship Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, which is aimed at improving the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of Distribution Companies. With an outlay of Rs. 3,03,758 crore over a period of five years from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26, the scheme aims to provide financial assistance to DISCOMs for modernization and strengthening of distribution infrastructure, aiming at improvement of the reliability and quality of supply to end consumers. It is also proposed to provide 25 crore Smart Prepaid meters to consumers all over the country.

He has 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’ (beneficiaries) bank account after installation and inspection of the plant. The estimated capacity under the national solar rooftop program is 4000 MW. This will be a major step towards realizing the solar rooftop potential of the nation.

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