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Solar rooftop scheme: Postal staff to carry out door-to-door surveys

Solar rooftop scheme: Postal staff to carry out door-to-door surveys

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 28

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced the launch of Pradhan Mantri Surya Ghar Yojna, which is aimed at providing up to 300 units of electricity through rooftop solar (RTS) every month to 1 crore households, the Postal Department has been roped in for the task and made the nodal agency for the scheme.

Registration to be done on the spot

Subhash Chandra Meena, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Jalandhar, said the staff would also explain about the scheme, including its costs, benefits and subsidies, in rural areas. Registration of people who wish to install solar rooftop plants would also be done on the spot.

The Postal Department, through its field staff postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks, will conduct door-to-door surveys and do registration of people on the mobile application by explaining them about the benefits of the scheme.

Sharing details, Subhash Chandra Meena, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Jalandhar, said the staff would also explain about the scheme, including its costs, benefits and subsidies, in rural areas. Registration of people who wish to install solar rooftop plants would also be done on the spot.

Meena said details such as photo of the rooftop, beneficiary’s mobile number, Aadhaar card and electricity bill of the past six months would be uploaded on the app and the registration would be done by postal employees.

He said: “Under this campaign, consumers will get 300 units of free electricity every month. People can get information about this scheme by visiting the post offices. For average monthly power consumption of 0-150 units, the suitable rooftop solar plant capacity is 1-2 kW with subsidy ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 60,000. Similarly, for average monthly power consumption of 150-300 units, the suitable rooftop solar plant capacity is 2-3 kW and there will be a subsidy ranging from Rs 60,000 to Rs 78,000. The total subsidy for system larger than 3 kW is capped at Rs 78,000.”

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