Scheme for Solar Cities

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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.

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