The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accepted a Rs 4,500 crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to spice up home manufacturing capability of photo voltaic PV modules. The PLI scheme is geared toward including 10,000 MW manufacturing capability of built-in photo voltaic PV modules entailing direct funding of Rs 17,200 crore. The PLI scheme is prone to create direct employment of round 30,000 and oblique employment of 1.2 lakh, in response to the federal government. The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s proposal for the implementation of the PLI scheme ”National Programme on High-Efficiency Solar PV (Photo Voltic) Modules” for attaining manufacturing capability of Giga Watt (GW) scale in high-efficiency photo voltaic PV modules with an outlay of Rs 4,500 crore, an official assertion mentioned.
Solar vitality capability addition presently relies upon largely upon imported photo voltaic PV cells and modules because the home manufacturing trade has restricted operational capacities of photo voltaic PV cells and modules, it added. The National Programme on High-Efficiency Solar PV Modules will cut back import dependence in a strategic sector like electrical energy, the assertion mentioned including it can additionally assist the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative. Solar PV producers might be chosen via a clear aggressive bidding course of.
The PLI might be disbursed for 5 years put up commissioning of photo voltaic PV manufacturing crops, on gross sales of high-efficiency photo voltaic PV modules. Manufacturers might be rewarded for greater efficiencies of photo voltaic PV modules and likewise for sourcing their materials from the home market. Thus, the PLI quantity will improve with elevated module effectivity and elevated native worth addition.
The authorities mentioned the scheme is geared toward further 10,000 MW capability of built-in photo voltaic PV manufacturing crops. This PLI scheme will see a direct funding of round Rs 17,200 crore in photo voltaic PV manufacturing tasks and demand of Rs 17,500 crore over 5 years for “Balance of Materials”, the assertion mentioned. It can even assist generate direct employment of about 30,000 and oblique employment for about 1,20,000 individuals.
Besides, the scheme can even assist in import substitution of round Rs 17,500 crore yearly, and can give impetus to R&D to realize greater effectivity in photo voltaic PV modules, the federal government mentioned.