Multi-crore rooftop solar power scam in JAKEDA

Multi-crore rooftop solar power scam in JAKEDA

A multi-crore scam has surfaced in Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) where Rs 155 crore works for supply, installation and commissioning of roof top solar power plants were allotted to 10 firms without any tenders while the 14 other firms which qualified in the tendering process got just Rs 42.35 crore contract.

Under National Solar Mission for J&K State, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Government of India proposed to achieve a target of 1150 MW solar power which includes 450 MW to be achieved under Solar Rooftop Scheme in 7 years from 2015-16 to 2021-22.

The MNRE sanctioned 54 MW aggregate capacity of Grid tied Rooftop Solar Power Plants ranging from 1-500 KW capacity for Government Sector of the State having Project Commissioning time line of 18 months (February 15 2018 to August 15 2019). Read More

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