29.4. DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR CITIES SCHEME Objective Features to motivate the local | . TThe Solar City aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of Governments adopting renewable from renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures for conventional energy at the end of five years (2012-17), through enhanced supply energy technologies andThe program assists Urban Local Governments by providing financial assistance efficiencyup to Rs. 50.00 Lakhs per city/town and technical help. energy measures A total of 60 cities/towns are proposed to be supported for development as Solar Cities
29.5. SURYA MITRA SCHEME Objective Beneficiary Features to create skilled . Rural and MNRE is the sponsor (100%) and NISE (National Institute of Solar Energy) is implementing the scheme. urban youth 50,000 solarIt is a skill development program of duration 600 hrs or 90 days. manpowerin commissioning, installation, O&M of solar power plants photovoltaicSpecial emphasis is given to skill youth from SC/ST/OBC categories. technicians will be trained . The qualification required to participate in the program is ITI (Electrical & Wireman)/Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Electronics & Mechanical). Higher qualified participants such as B. March equipments. 2020. Tech etc are not eligible for this programme. . short term training programmes for small hydro, entrepreneurship development, operation & maintenance of solar energy devices and boiler operations in co-generation plants are also organised.
32.4. PRADHAN MANTRI LPG PANCHAYAT SCHEME Objective Features . The panchayat will be used as aIt is an interactive communication platform for rural LPG users on various subjects like safe usage of LPG, its benefit to environment, . to distribute LPG connections women empowerment and women health, and also use the forum to motivate the consumers to use LPG regularly as a clean cooking fuel. backup for PMUY among ural areas where conventional fuel is used forOne lakh LPG Panchayats would be activated across the country domestic purposes. to resolve issues and wrong traditional beliefs among peopleThe idea of this platform is to trigger a discussion through sharing of through officials of oil PSUs, NGOs, personal experiences on the benefits of use of clean fuel compared to Asha workers and other social traditional fuels like cowdung, charcoal, or wood. workers during next one and a half years. One panchayat will have around 100 LPG customers of nearby areas.
33.3.1. UNNAT JYOTI BY AFFORDABLE LEDS FOR ALL (UJALA) Objectives Salient features To promote efficientLED bulbs are provided to domestic consumers with a target to replace 77 crore lighting incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. To reduce electricityEESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.) enables domestic households to procure LED bills and help preserve environment lights at an affordable price of Rs. 10/-each and the balance on easy instalment from their electricity bill. . Bachat Lamp Yojana (offered CFL at the cost of incandescent bulb) was replaced by DELP Scheme (Domestic Efficient Lighting Program- provided LED bulbs). This scheme is now called as UJALA.
33.3.2. STREET LIGHTING NATIONAL PROGRAM Objective . to replace India'sIt is world's Largest Street Light Replacement Programme. Salient Features 14 million 1.34 crore) conventional EESL enables municipalities to replace conventional lights with LEDs at no upfront cost. . The balance cost is recovered through the municipalities by monetising the energy savings. street lights with . ULB contracts are typically of 7 years duration, where a minimum energy saving (of Smart typically 50%) is guaranteed. Also, free replacements and maintenance of lights at no variants by 2019.additional cost is done by EESL
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