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Delay in RTS tenders is adversely impacting the promotion of Rooftop Solar in states: MNRE

Rooftop Solar Subsidy tender in Rajasthan, NIT of which was released in Dec 2021 but till date the tender is awaited with one time cancellation and 2 times extension. As per latest corrigendum, the NIT download will start from 12th April 2022.

REAR requests Chairman (Rajasthan Discoms) to look in to Rajasthan Residential Rooftop Solar subsidy tender seriously and assure the timely implementation of the scheme as the delay for last 4 months impacting negatively on the Solar industry !!!

In spite of REAR's various requests from last 4 months regarding the selection of apt agency for implementation or timely implementation of the scheme; no concrete steps has been taken by the authorities, which reflects in the progress of the scheme.

MNRE, in reply to the letter suggest Rajasthan Discom to release the tender soon as the delay in implementation of scheme is adversely impacting the promotion of Rooftop Solar in the state.

On one side we are busy in the self praise by saying that Rajasthan holds second position in Rooftop Solar Sector after Gujrat while on the other side, it seems MNRE RTS Phase-II scheme doesn’t matter a lot for the Discom, Energy Department or for the state. For that reason, we would like to provide you with few facts and details about how & at what scale the same scheme is being implemented in our neighboring state, Gujarat, how we are lagging and what could be the consequences of the same. Please have a look at the comparative progress of the Scheme in Gujrat Vis a Vis Rajasthan.

Rajasthan only get allocation of 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗠𝗪 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝟱% 𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝟭𝟵𝟰𝟬 𝗠𝗪 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝘂𝗷𝗿𝗮𝘁. Rajasthan need to wakeup as far as the progress of Rooftop Solar in the State is concerned. Implementation of such a huge capacity Rooftop projects (𝟭𝟵𝟰𝟬 𝗠𝗪) will directly benefit around 𝟱 𝗹𝗮𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 & will generate around 𝟮𝟱𝟬 𝗖𝗿. units annually which could save around 𝗜𝗡𝗥 𝟭𝟴𝟬𝟬 𝗖𝗿+ of common people.

Rajasthan just contributed less than 4% of what Gujrat has done in the area of Residential Rooftop Sector under RTS Phase-II. Whereas 𝗚𝘂𝗷𝗿𝗮𝘁 tendered the capacity of 𝟭𝟮𝟬𝟬 𝗠𝗪 under RTS phase-II , 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 has only able to do 𝟰𝟱 𝗠𝗪 !! Gujarat empanelled 𝟱𝟰𝟴 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗿𝘀 under the scheme while Rajasthan empanelled only 𝟭𝟭𝟬 𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗿𝘀. Gujarat is providing employment opportunities/business to 5 times more than Rajasthan !!

Whereas 𝟮.𝟱 𝗟𝗮𝗰𝘀 + 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 get benefitted in 𝗚𝘂𝗷𝗿𝗮𝘁, there are only 𝟱,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 who installed 𝗦𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥 under the 𝗠𝗡𝗥𝗘 𝗥𝗧𝗦 𝗣𝗛𝗔𝗦𝗘-𝗜𝗜 scheme, which is 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝟮% as compared to Gujarat !!People are interested in installing SOLAR at their home enquiring on daily basis about the subsidy scheme but 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿, they could not able to install !! Every stakeholder in Rajasthan, be it beneficiary, installer, manufacturer, distributors and even Discom itself are paying a lot due to inefficiency of concerned agency to implement the scheme at the scale it is expected to

Whereas Gujarat release CFA of 𝟭𝟭𝟬𝟬+ 𝗖𝗿. to its vendors, Rajasthan released only 𝟵 𝗖𝗿. This shows the business Gujarat is providing to its empanelled vendors vis-à-vis Rajasthan. This is not just a number, this shows the rotation of money and business done by Solar Industry MSMEs. INR 1100 Cr. CFA denotes total business of around 𝟰𝟬𝟬𝟬+ 𝗖𝗿. 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝘂𝗷𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁 while in 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝟯𝟱 𝗖𝗿. 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 !!!

Gujarat consumers (𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗡𝗥𝗘 𝗥𝗧𝗦 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲-𝗜𝗜) are real PROSUMERS who are generating 𝟭𝟮𝟴 𝗖𝗿 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 and contributing to the 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 from various sources. !! There is difference of 𝗥𝘀. 𝟵𝟮𝟰 𝗖𝗿+ 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗚𝘂𝗷𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘃𝗶𝘀 i𝗻 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 under 𝗠𝗡𝗥𝗘 RTS Phase-II. If Rajasthan invest even 𝟮𝟬% 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲, Rajasthan is making due to our 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿, the picture would we totally different.

GUVNL took various initiative for wider publicity and dissemination of information for the rooftop program as under :-

SMS- 𝟮𝟬𝟬 𝗹𝗮𝗸𝗵 𝗻𝗼𝘀. 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗠𝗦 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀

Missed Call: no 7 666 44 99 11 to get below link

Consumer Web link – ( ) 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝟳𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗻𝗼. 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 so far and obtained information related to Subsidy, name of Empanelled Agencies, Implementation guideline, etc.

𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗔𝗜𝗥(𝗙𝗠/𝗔𝗠) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗩𝗧 𝗙𝗠 𝟲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹𝘀 (𝗙𝗠/𝗔𝗠)-Broadcast Audio from at regular intervals

F𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿- 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝘁. 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 (DISCOM, Collector Office, Mamlatdar, Jilla Panchayat, Taluka Panchayat, Gram Panchayat)

Flyer- 𝗙𝗹𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 under town and distribution is started with electricity Bills of residential consumers.

𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 are arranged in Town Hall, Nagar Palika, Corporation.

𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁- 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝘂𝗷𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶, 𝗛𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶 & English NewsPapers already given.

𝗛𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘀 regularly on daily basis for the time of one month.

𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗩 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗮 !!

Rajasthan should also think and work in the same way !!

But unfortunately till now we are not even able to release the NIT for 55 MW, wherein our neighbouring state Gujarat has been allocated total 1940 MW of capacity under the MNRE RTS Phase-II. No need to discuss the benefit of implementation of such a huge capacity rooftop projects which will generate around 250 Cr. Units annually and will save around INR 1800 Cr+ of common people while saving around same amount of Discom and contributing to the environment sustainability in a big way. The question arises are who is responsible for such an inefficient implementation of a scheme and whether, we are ready to learn something from such mistakes and will try to do something to rectify the same otherwise we will be in the same position even after the new scheme launch by MNRE.

Due to inefficiency/ignorance and inappropriate planning of implementing agencies, authorities and concerned ministries;

· Why should common people/Discom consumer should looses 1000 + crores which they could save if they installed Solar Project under the Rooftop Solar Subsidy Scheme of MNRE RTS Phase-II.

· Why should Solar EPCs/Manufacturers/Distributors, basically MSMEs losses their business of 1000+ crores, in spite of ample opportunities in Rajasthan being a high potential state.

· Why should state loose same amount by purchasing the costlier power from exchange.

· And last but not the least, why should nation and the whole world pay for our in capabilities in terms of global warming and not contributing to green energy.

Data Source:- MNRE workshop on Statewise progress for RTS Phase-II


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