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Scale-Up Of Access To Clean Energy Scheme

This topic provides information about Scale-Up Of Access To Clean Energy Scheme.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GoI is implementing a project titled "Scale Up of Access to Clean Energy (ACE) for Rural Productive Uses", an initiative to enhance the use of reliable and affordable renewable energy for rural productive uses/livelihoods in un-served and under-served areas.


The scheme is being implemented in 3 states; Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha for strengthening rural livelihoods, improving income gene ration and reduce use of fossil fuels.

Initially, a total of 19 districts have been identified in the 3 target states for implementation of the Scheme covering 1500 beneficiaries. Subsequent to this, the scheme would be applicable to all districts of the 3 target states covering additional 28500 beneficiaries. The 19 identified districts for the initial phase are:

  1. Assam : Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup Rural, Darrang, Udalguri, Goalpara
  2. Madhya Pradesh : Hoshangabad, Betul, Ratlam, Raisen,  Dhindori, Balaghat, Sehore
  3. Odisha : Koraput, Keonjhar, Khurda, Kalahandi, Puri, Mayurbhanj
Duration of the Scheme: Scheme will be available for FYs 2018-19 and 2019-20.


  • To enhance access to reliable and affordable RE for rural livelihoods while encouraging replacement of fossil fuels.
  • To create atmosphere for effective and innovative use of RE applications
  • To encourage innovation in addressing market needs and promoting sustainable business models.
  • To ensure a suitable supply chain for RE technology packages is established
  • To support capacity building, awareness campaigns and human resource development.
  • To ensure policy and regulatory support for enhanced RE penetration in rural livelihood applications
  • To ensure enhanced financial support for RE for rural livelihood applications

Special thrust will be given on important rural livelihoods such as poultry, fishery, horticulture, dairy, biomass based local businesses, cottage and other village industries etc. Thrust will also be given on new renewable energy applications like solar dryers, solar cold storage, solar aerators, etc.

Implementation Arrangements

Scheme will be implemented through State Renewable Energy Development Agencies (SNAs) and State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) as the Implementing Agencies.

Project Components and outcomes

Project ComponentsOutcomes
Project Component 1 : Development and deployment of key RE - rural livelihood application packages Deployment of RE - rural livelihood application packages
Project Component 2 : Supply chain for RE technology supply and service providers for enhancing rural livelihoods Increased supply of RE technology and service providers for rural livelihood applications.
Project Component 3 Policy and regulatory support for RE - rural livelihoods applications
  • Inclusion of RE applications in national and state level rural livelihoods policies for key livelihood sectors in rural areas.
  • Future MNRE programs also cater to actions towards enhanced RE utilization in rural livelihoods.
  • Improved tariff and grid interconnection regulations for decentralized RE.
Project Component 4 : Financial support for decentralized RE - rural livelihoods applications
  • Improved decentralised RE subsidies and support for rural livelihoods.
  • Enhanced provision of financial support for decentralized RE in rural livelihoods applications.
  • Improved investment risk mitigation for decentralized RE in rural livelihoods applications.

To access the complete scheme guidelines, click here.

Source : MNRE

Tania Sharma Oct 09, 2018 11:45 AM

Good project system, in Assam , MP and Odissa.
I think it also should be in Punjab for the compilation of progress.

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