Scheme for Solar Cities
JNNSM would also focus on the inclusion of Solar Cities programme under Phase II. The program assists Urban Local Governments in preparation of a master plan for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy supply in the city; setting-up institutional arrangements for the implementation of the master plan; and awareness generation and capacity building activities.The program aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years, which can be achieved through a combination of energy efficiency measures and enhancing supply from renewable energy sources. A total of 60 cities/towns were proposed to be supported for development as Solar Cities during the 11th Plan period. Up to Rs. 50.00 Lakhs per city/town is provided depending upon population and initiatives decided to be taken by the City Council/ Administration. The Phase II would focus on inclusion of the programme with funding support available and with inclusion of more number of cities under the said programme.