The National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM) has been launched by the government to plan and monitor implementation of policies and programmes related to Smart Grid activities in India.
India’s Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal informed the Rajya Sabha on May 2 that an expenditure of Rs. 21.73 crore has been incurred for development of four Smart Grid pilot projects and one Smart City Pilot project during 2015-16.
Two smart grid projects for Amravati and Chandigarh have been approved under NSGM, at a cost of Rs 118.63 crore with 30% funding from GoI under NSGM.
The Budgetary support for NSGM activities for the Financial Year 2016-17 is Rs.30 crore, the Minister added.
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