ATAL JYOTI YOJANA

  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy informed the Lok Sabha about the progress of Atal Jyoti Yojana.
  • Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) is a sub-scheme under Off- Grid and Decentralized Solar Application Scheme.
  • It comes under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Aim:

  • Under AJAY, Solar LED Lights are being installed in rural, semi-urban and urban areas which don’t have adequate coverage of power.
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has been entrusted to implement the scheme.
  • MNRE will provide 75% of the cost of street lights and 25% will come from Member of Parliament Local Area Development funds (MPLADS).

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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