Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for each state to have at least one ‘solar city’ whose electricity needs would be met entirely through rooftop solar power.
It came in a course of review of the work of the ministries of power and new and renewable energy.
In its statement, Government said, “Instead of looking for a one-size-fits-all solution, the ministry should put in place state-specific solutions to incentivise each state to improve its performance”
The decision comes as a push to the country’s image as a global clean energy champion. As the review also focused on creating an ecosystem in India for the manufacturing of ingots, wafers, cells, and modules.
During the review meeting, policy initiatives including revised tariff policy and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 to redress the problems afflicting the power sector were also discussed.
PM Modi emphasised on the need to increase consumer satisfaction while boosting operational efficiency and improving the financial sustainability of the power sector, the statement said.
The Prime Minister also advised the Power Ministry to ensure that the DISCOMs publish their performance parameters from time to time so that the consumers are aware of how their provider fares in comparison to the peers.