A new Scheme on “Demonstration and promotion of solar photovoltaic devices and systems in urban areas” has been developed and forwarded to all States for implementation during the current year. The devices and systems to be promoted under the scheme include solar traffic lights. Central finance assistance upto 50 per cent of the cost of the systems subject to certain benchmarks and other terms and conditions is available under the scheme. Preliminary proposals have been received from few States, including Andhra Pradesh. However, detailed proposals as per the provisions of the scheme have not yet been received from any State.
This information was given by Shri Vilas Muttemwar, Minister for Non-Conventional Energy Sources in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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