Recommendation of CAG to MNRE for solar project development

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MNRE should focus on development of solar energy in the States endowed with high solar energy potential. • MNRE, while formulating schemes that commit the Government to long term liability for incentives like Generation Based Incentives, must ensure that these are kept flexible to match changes in tariffs and costing structure to avoid unwarranted burden on public exchequer or developers. • MNRE must formulate guidelines for net metering so as to provide an enabling environment for solar technology penetration in the country at a decentralized level. • MNRE must ensure that the solar projects are completed as per schedule. In case of delays, the Central/ State Governments must review the status of the public resources like land allotted to the solar power developers and take necessary corrective measures. • MNRE, in coordination with other Central Government agencies, should ensure timely arrangement for making available conventional power for bundling and Long Term Access to inter-State transmission system, for smooth operation of the schemes.

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