India Solar City

48 Cities to be Developed as Solar Cities in India.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy going to develop 60 cities as solar cities. So far, based on proposals received by the Government from various Sates, ‘in-principle’ approval has been given to 48 cities to be developed as solar cities in the country. Out of these, sanctions have been given to 37 cities which have engaged consultants for preparation of Master Plans.
India solar city
The Solar City program aims :
  • To enable and empower Urban Local Governments to address energy challenges at City - level.
  • To provide a framework and support to prepare a Master Plan including assessment of current energy situation, future demand and action plans. 
  • To build capacity in the Urban Local Bodies and create awareness among all sections of civil society. 
  • To involve various stakeholders in the planning process. 
  • To oversee the implementation of sustainable energy options through public - private partnerships.
The program assists Urban Local Governments by providing financial assistance and technical help for:
  • Preparation of a master plan for increasing renewable energy supply and energy efficiency measures in the city
  • Setting-up institutional arrangements for the implementation of the master plan.
  • Awareness generation and capacity building activities.
  • Implementation of projects as per financial incentives under various programs of MNRE.

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