New Solar Power Scheme (for PVTG Habitation / Villages) under PM JANMAN

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has introduced a new Solar Power Scheme as part of the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN) aimed at Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) Habitations/Villages. The scheme, covering the period from 2023-24 to 2025-26, focuses on electrifying 1 lakh un-electrified households in PVTG areas across 18 states and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The scheme involves the provision of off-grid solar systems for households where grid electricity is not feasible. Additionally, it includes solar lighting for 1500 Multi-Purpose Centres (MPCs) in PVTG areas lacking grid electricity. The financial outlay for the scheme is Rs. 515 Crore, with specific allocations for the provision of solar off-grid systems and solar lighting in MPCs.