PM announces Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana; How to apply?


February 13, 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the launch of the government’s rooftop solar scheme for free electricity. The government plans to provide up to 300 units of free electricity every month to eligible people under the scheme formally named the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.

The scheme, for which the government has set aside an investment of Rs 75,000 crore, was announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Interim Budget 2024-25.

“In order to further sustainable development and people’s wellbeing, we are launching the PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana. This project, with an investment of over Rs 75,000 crore, aims to light up 1 crore households by providing up to 300 units of free electricity every month,” The Prime Minister posted on micro-blogging site X.

“From substantive subsidies, which will be given directly to people’s bank accounts, to heavily concessional bank loans, the Central government will ensure that there is no cost burden on the people. All stakeholders will be integrated to a national online portal which will further convenience,” Modi added.

In order to popularise this scheme at the grassroots, the PM said, urban-local bodies and gram panchayats will be incentivised to promote rooftop solar systems in their jurisdictions. At the same time, the scheme will lead to more income, lesser power bills and employment generation for people, Modi said.

Modi urged all residential consumers, especially youngsters, to apply for the scheme.

Subsidy for residential households under PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana

Rs 30,000 per kilo watt up to 2 kW

Rs 18,000/- per kW for additional capacity up to 3 kW

Total subsidy for systems larger than 3 kW

Capped at Rs 78,000

Suitable rooftop solar plant capacity for households 

Average monthly electricity consumption (units) Suitable rooftop solar plant capacity



Subsidy support



0-150 1-2 kW Rs 30,000 to Rs 60,000
151-300 2-3 kW Rs 60,000 to Rs 78,000
Above 300 Above 3 kW Rs 78,000

 How to apply for PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana?

Step 1: Visit the portal and register. To register, provide the following details:

  • Select your State
  • Select your Electricity Distribution Company
  • Enter your Electricity Consumer Number
  • Enter Mobile Number
  • Enter Email

Step 2: Login with your consumer number and mobile number. Apply for the rooftop solar as per the form.

Step 3: If all details are found correct, technical feasibility approval will be given from the Discom concerned. Wait for the feasibility approval from Discom. Once you get the feasibility approval, install the plant by any of the registered vendors in your DISCOM.

Step 4: Once installation is over, submit the plant details and apply for net meter.

Step 5: After installation of net meter and inspection by DISCOM, they will generate commissioning certificate from portal.

Step 6: Once you get the commissioning report. Submit the bank account details and a cancelled cheque through the portal. You will receive your subsidy in your bank account within 30 days. 


  • The applicant must use their own mobile number and email ID for registration on the national portal. The applications having email id/ mobile number of the vendor would be rejected and such vendors would be blacklisted from further participation in the scheme.
  • It must also be ensured that the electricity connection and bank account is in the name of the applicant, else the application would be rejected.

How much time would it take to get the subsidy?

Your claim will be approved within 30 days of the application.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ans 1. The government plans to provide up to 300 units of free electricity every month to eligible people under a new scheme named the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana.

Ans 2. No, the daily energy generation from the RTS shall be dependent on the temperature and solar irradiance among other parameters and these may not be same every day.

Ans 3. All solar PV systems generate power only during daytime when sun is available. In net metered systems, the generated power is utilised for self-consumption, and excess power is exported to the grid as long as grid is available. In case, where solar power is not sufficient due to cloud cover etc., power is drawn from the grid to power the loads.

Ans 4. In gross metering, the power generated from the Rooftop Solar plant is only fed to the grid. The system owner gets paid by the DISCOM for such exported power at a pre-decided tariff.

Ans 5. No. The consumer has to pay the balance amount after deducting the subsidy (eligible CFA) from the L1 project cost discovered by DISCOMs.

Ans 6. The government has set the target of installing 40,000 MW of rooftop solar (RTS) power by 2026.