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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 420
ANSWERED ON:  21.02.2014
MERA GAON MICROGRID POWER SYSTEM
SURESH KALMADI
Will the Minister of



NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state:-




(a) the Details of Various Solar Power facilities provided under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) particularly in the rural areas in various States/UT’s during the last two years;

(b) whether the Government has taken note of Mera Gaon Microgrid Power System which costs much less and can be set up in a single day and can generate, store and distribute power turning itself on and off automatically;

(c) if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the steps being taken to promote such cost effective and relatively very safe solar power systems in the country?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY (DR. FAROOQ ABDULLAH)

(a),(b),(c)&(d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

Statement referred to in reply to parts (a),(b),(c)&(d) of the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 420 for 21.02.2014.

(a): The Ministry has sanctioned to State Renewable Energy Development Agencies and other implementing agencies solar PV mini/micro grid projects in 176 villages in six States during last 2 years. State/ UT wise details including Jharkhand and Rajasthan are given below:
S.No	Name of State	No. of Villages


1 Bihar 12 2 Haryana 1 3 Jharkhand 9 4 Madhya Pradesh 29 5 Rajasthan 24 6 Uttar Pradesh 101

(b)&(c): The Ministry is aware of Mera Gaon Micro grid power system is implementing Mini grid plants in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The cost of the micro-grid system depends upon the quality of the components. If entire hardware is available on site the system can be installed in a day depending upon the size of the system.

(d): Under the Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the Ministry provides capital subsidy of 30% of the cost for installation of solar micro and mini grid systems limited to Rs. 105/- per Wp upto 10 kWp micro grid (DC) and Rs. 90/- per Wp for the systems having module capacity in the range of 10 kWp up to 250 kWp with a minimum warranty of 5 year for the complete system, in the rural and remote areas of the country.

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