Development of Solar Cities in the Country

Development of Solar Cities in the Country

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO-223
ANSWERED ON-16.03.2021

DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR CITIES
Solar Cities in the Country
223. SHRI T. G. VENKATESH

Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has initiated development of solar cities in the country: If so, the details thereof;

(b) the details of cities identified for implementation of the scheme in each State, district- wise;

(c) the quantum of funds sanctioned and released during the current financial year;

(d) the details of the action plan formulated to turn the present cities into solar cities; and

(e) whether the State Governments have been asked to provide a detailed report for implementation of this scheme, if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (I/C) FOR NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY, POWER and MoS for SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(SHRI R.K. SINGH)

(a) to (e) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
 
STATEMENT

Statement as referred in reply to Rajya Sabha Starred Question no 223 due on 16.03.2021

(a) & (b) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy was implementing ‘Development of Solar Cities’ Scheme till 12th Five-year plan. A total of 60 Cities including 13 Pilot and 5 Model Cities were approved to be taken up under the scheme and State/UT-wise details of all approved 60 Solar Cities are given in Annexure.

(c) During the current financial year a sum of Rs. 2.00 lakh has been released as committed liabilities.

(d) & (e) The scheme ‘Development of Solar Cities’ was not continued beyond the 12th five- year plan (2012-2017). However, recently Government has asked all the States/UTs to identify at least one city in the State/UT to be developed as a ‘Solar City’. The city can be made green through the use of renewable energy including installation of rooftop/ground mounted solar, public transport with battery/hydrogen storage, etc. So far, 17 states/UTs have identified cities to be developed as ‘Solar Cities’.

ANNEXURE

Annexure as referred in reply to part (a) & (b) of Rajya Sabha Starred Question no 223 due on 16.03.2021

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States/UTs

District

Solar Cities

1

Andhra Pradesh

1. Krishna

1. Vijayawada (P)

2. East Godavari

2. Kakinada

3. West Godavari

3. Narsapur Town

2

Assam

4. Kamrup

Metropolitan district

4. Guwahati

5. Jorhat

5. Jorhat

3

Arunachal Pradesh

6. Papum Pare

6. Itanagar

4

Bihar

7. Gaya

7. Gaya

5

Chandigarh

8. Chandigarh

8. Chandigarh (M)

6

Chhattisgarh

9. Bilaspur

9. Bilaspur

10. Raipur

10. Raipur (P)

7

Gujarat

11. Rajkot

11. Rajkot (P)

12. Gandhinagar

12. Gandhinagar (M)

13. Surat

13. Surat

8

Goa

14. North Goa District

14. Panaji City

9

Haryana

15. Gurgaon

15. Gurgaon

16. Faridabad

16. Faridabad (P)

10

Himachal Pradesh

17. Shimla

17. Shimla (P)

18. Hamirpur

18. Hamirpur

11

Karnataka

19. Mysuru

19. Mysore (M)

20. Dharwad

20. Hubli-Dharwad

12

Kerala

21. Thiruvananthapura

m

21. Thiruvananthapuram

22. Ernakulam

22. Kochi

13

Maharashtra

23. Nagpur

23. Nagpur (M)

24. Thane

24. Thane (P)

25. Thane

25. Kalyan-Dombivli

26. Aurangabad

26. Aurangabad

27. Nanded

27. Nanded

28. Pune

28. Pune

29. Ahmednagar

29. Shirdi (P)

14

Madhya Pradesh

30. Indore

30. Indore

31. Gwalior

31. Gwalior

32. Bhopal

32. Bhopal

33. Jabalpur

33. Jabalpur

34. Rewa

34. Rewa

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States/UTs

District

Solar Cities

15

Manipur

35. Imphal

35. Imphal

16

Mizoram

36. Aizawl

36. Aizawl (P)

17

Nagaland

37. Kohima

37. Kohima

38. Dimapur

38. Dimapur

18

Delhi

39. New Delhi

39. New Delhi (NDMC

area)

19

Odisha

40. Khordha

40. Bhubaneswar (M)

20

Punjab

41. Amritsar

41. Amritsar (P)

42. Ludhiana

42. Ludhiana

43. Mohali

43. SAS Nagar (Mohali)

21

Rajasthan

44. Ajmer

44. Ajmer

45. Jaipur

45. Jaipur*

46. Jodhpur

46. Jodhpur

22

Tamil Nadu

47. Coimbatore

47. Coimbatore (P)

23

Telangana

48. Mahbubnagar

48. Mahbubnagar

24

Tripura

49. West Tripura

district

49. Agartala (P)

25

Uttarakhand

50. Dehradun

50. Dehradun

51. Haridwar &

Dehradun

51. Haridwar & Rishikesh

52. Chamoli District

52. Chamoli–Gopeshwar

26

Uttar Pradesh

53. Agra

53. Agra

54. Moradabad

54. Moradabad

55. Prayagraj district

55. Allahabad

27

West Bengal

56. Howrah

56. Howrah

57. North 24 Parganas

57. Madhyamgram

58. North 24 Parganas

58. New Town Kolkata

28

Ladakh

59. Leh

59. Leh (P)

29

Puducherry

60. Puducherry

60. Puducherry (P)


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