Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel announced changes in the ‘Gujarat Solar Power Policy-2015’ on Thursday to ensure that the MSME (Medium and Small Scale Industries) sector is able to reap benefits of solar energy.
Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said the government has made necessary changes in the policy to ensure its outreach and accessibility for production and use of solar energy by the MSME sector. He said the MSME units in Gujarat, after the amendments in the policy, can now set up solar installations with a capacity of more than 100% compared to the previous limit of 50%.
At present, MSMEs pay Rs 8 per unit for electricity consumption. The new decision will benefit the MSME sector and earn them a profit of Rs 3 per unit. Read more
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