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PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana 2024 Suryoday Solar Rooftop Scheme

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PM Surya Ghar is a recently launched scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This scheme is dedicated to installing Solar Rooftop systems on the houses of people belonging to lower and medium income group. Initially the scheme was announced on January 2024 with name “Suryoday Yojana” but it was finally launched on 13th February 2024 as “PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana”.

Launch of PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana

The cabinet has finally approved the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana on 28th February 2024.

Surya Ghar Solar Rooftop scheme is going to make people self dependent for electricity generation. The beneficiaries have the opportunity to earn extra income under this scheme.

The scheme has a target to benefit 1 Crore Families. This scheme is going to reduce the burden of monthly electricity bills by promoting the use of Solar Rooftop panels in common households.

This new solar rooftop scheme is going to bring a solar revolution in India. If you join this scheme, not only you get free electricity but you can make money by selling additional units.

The beneficiaries of the scheme get 300 free electricity units per month.

As per the recent announcements, government will provide 60% subsidy to install solar rooftop systems. Also, the remaining 40% amount will be provided as loan.

During the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Surya Ghar Yojana, the official portal was also unveiled. You can access it on, the National Portal for Rooftop Solar.

Suryoday Yojana to PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana

Initially the name of the scheme was Pradhan Mantri Suryoday Yojana however it was later changed to PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana. Any references to Suryoday Yojana are therefore directed to Surya Ghar Muft Bijli scheme only.

When the Prime Minister tweeted about this new Solar Rooftop Scheme for the first time on 22nd January, he introduced this scheme as “PM Suryoday Yojana”, however later on, on 13th February this scheme was launched with the name PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.

Finally on 28th February 2024, the Surya Ghar Scheme got approval from the Cabinet. So, if you come across PM Suryoday Yojana, it simply means we are referring to Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.

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PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana Objective

Huge Electricity bills are a burden for people belonging to lower and medium income group. With the costs of everything going up, relief in electricity bills is a great benefit for people. The Surya Ghar scheme ensures that the beneficiaries get 300 free electricity units which is essentially zero bill because belonging to lower and medium income groups usually not spend 300 units per month.

Millions of Indian Citizens struggle to pay huge electricity bills every month. The dependence on electricity is such that nobody can think of not using it. So, there was a need of some sort of arrangement that could facilitate the electricity availability and reduce the price significantly. Pradhan Mantri Surya Ghar Yojana is promising to fulfill the needs of millions of citizens by providing them with Solar Rooftop panels. The installed solar rooftop system will generate electricity that people can use for their use and sell the additional electricity to the electricity board (or DISCOM)

PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana Solar Rooftop

To understand the Surya Ghar scheme, we need to understand Solar rooftop because it is most important “component” of the scheme.

A solar rooftop (or rooftop solar) is a system that consists of multiple solar panels and is installed on the top of buildings. Anybody with required rooftop area and who fulfills eligibility conditions can install the Solar rooftop system and save electricity.

With the announcement of this new solar scheme, it is evident that government will now promote the solar rooftop systems by offering citizens with subsidy. This means that the final cost of installing a solar rooftop will reduce significantly.

PM Surya Ghar Scheme 2024 : Key Details

Before giving you complete information on the scheme, kindly take a look at the table below to understand the key details :

Official NamePM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana
Other NamesPM Suryoday Yojana || Solar Rooftop Subsidy Scheme
Announced On22nd January 2024
Launched On13 February 2024
BeneficiariesMiddle Class & Poor Families
Total Beneficiaries1 Crore Families
Key ComponentSolar Rooftop System
Benefit Subsidy

Did you Know : The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ( is promoting the use of Solar energy through schemes like Production Linked Incentive (PLI).

Benefits of Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Bill Scheme

Here are the benefits of Suryoday Solar Rooftop scheme :

1. Reduced Electricity Bills:

suryoday yojana beneficiary happy

Once installed, the Solar rooftop system will provide electricity to the complete house and the dependency on electricity through traditional power lines will reduce significantly. This will result in significantly lower electricity bills.

As per the recent announcement in Interim Budget 2024, every person who gets Solar Rooftop system installed, get 300 Units Free.

2. No need to worry about Power Cuts

pm suryoday yojana no powercuts

Power cuts are not a uncommon phenomenon in our country, it is actually quite common. If you switch to solar energy by enrolling into PM Suryoday Yojana, you need not to worry about frequent power cuts.

3. Subsidy Benefit

suryoday scheme happy beneficiary

As mentioned earlier, to promote the scheme the government is offering subsidy for solar rooftop installation. This means you get the complete system installed at very reasonable price. You can Check the Latest Subsidy Structure HERE

4. Earning Opportunity

earn money while participating in suryoday solar rooftop scheme

If you produce more than required electricity using the solar rooftop panels under the Suryoday scheme, you can sell the electricity back to the concerned power corporation. This way, you can make money too.

5. Contribution Towards environment

contribute towards environment while being part of suryoday yojana

As you know, solar panels use the sunlight and convert it into electricity. By switching to solar energy, every citizen will contribute towards better future.

PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana Eligibility Criteria

As the scheme is just announced, detailed guidelines will be available very shortly. At this time, we only know that this scheme will benefit the middle class and poor families. As soon as Suryoday yojana guidelines are released, there will be clarity on the terms and conditions related to eligibility criteria. However, following eligibility conditions are known :

  • Applicant should be Indian Resident.
  • Age of the applicant should be more than 18 Years.
  • Houses/Building with required space for installation.

Detailed information on PM Suryoday scheme eligibility is HERE

PM Surya Ghar Solar Panel Yojana Application

Every interested beneficiary wants to know about the application process. Although detailed guidelines are not available yet, we do have relevant information from the national rooftop portal.

Application Procedure

The final approval for installation of rooftop solar under Suryoday scheme is given after the following seven steps:

Step 1 : Registration

The first step is to sign up on the official website.

Step 2 : Apply for Solar Rooftop

In this step, registered user logs in to the website and submit the online application.

For Detailed Process Read This —> How to Apply for PM Suryoday Yojana

Step 3 : Technical Feasibility Approval/TFR

Now, the application reaches the Technical feasibility approval stage. Here the concerned official checks the submitted details and if found in order, the application is passed to next stage. After the approval, the applicant needs to choose the desired vendor for installation. Then, the concerned vendor will complete the installation after the payment.

Step 4: Submission of Installation Details

At this stage, the applicant submit the installation details on the website.

Step 5: Inspection

After the installation information reached the concerned team, the visit the installation site for inspection and check if everything is in order or not. If all goes well, net meter will be installed.

Step 6: Project Commissioning Status

After the inspection and net-metering, the installation details are approved online by the concerned official. Then, an online commissioning certificate is generated. Applicant can view this commissioning certificate online in their account.

Step 7 : Subsidy Request

Once the applicant has the commissioning certificate, he/she can raise only subsidy request by providing bank details alongwith cancelled cheque or passbook.

If all information is found in order, the subsidy amount is transferred to the bank account of the applicant. This usually happens within 30 days of subsidy request, provided the given details are correct.

Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana Website : About Official Website

As mentioned earlier in the article, the Surya Ghar Muft Bijli portal is unveiled during the launch of the scheme. Every beneficiary, who wants to be part of the scheme, needs to navigate to the official portal.

On the authorized portal, you need to sign up first and then fill in the application form.

Participating States/UTs

Every state and UT of India will be a part of PM Suryoday scheme. Region specific guidelines will be released on the respective official websites.

Andhra PradeshGoaMizoram
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsGujaratNagaland
Arunachal PradeshHaryanaOdisha
AssamHimachal PradeshPunjab
BiharJammu and KashmirRajasthan
ChhattisgarhKarnatakaTamil Nadu
Dadar and Nagar HaveliKeralaTelangana
Daman and DiuMadhya PradeshTripura
Delhi MaharashtraUttar Pradesh
LakshadweepManipur Uttarakhand
PuducherryMeghalayaWest Bengal

Frequently Asked Questions

Find all the relevant website and sources links here.

Official Sources

Announcement by PIBRead Here
Tweet by PM Narendra ModiFind Here