Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launches activities on the eve of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

New Unified Web Portal (https://solar.chd.gov.in ) for processing of Solar Net/Gross Applications launched in Chandigarh

Solar Ambassadors undertake door-to-door campaign for rooftop solar awareness in Gujarat

Posted On: 24 AUG 2021 12:51PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is hosting various activities during the week 23-27 August 2021 to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” . A series of programmes marked the launch of MNRE’s celebration.

In Chandigarh, a new Unified Web Portal (https://solar.chd.gov.in  ) for processing of Solar Net/Gross Applications was  launched by Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest-cum-Chief Executive Officer, CREST, Chandigarh. The Unified Web Portal developed by Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) in association with MNRE, The World Bank and M/s E&Y will have purely paperless processing in a time bound manner and will bring transparency in the system and help in efficient monitoring and ease of doing business.

GUVNL and other DISCOMs in Gujarat had placed Hoardings, Banners and Posters across Gujarat to generate awareness about solar rooftop as well carried out ground campaign through DISCOM officers across Gujarat. Volunteers called Solar Ambassadors visited multiple locations for door-to-door campaign and also shared the WhatsApp Chatbot Helpdesk number to public so that they can get the information about the Scheme, procedure and subsidy digitally. The WhatsApp initiative from Gujarat Discoms is the first such imitative taken in the country and got a great response as the consumer has to just Whatsapp “Hi” on 9724300270.

Solar Ambassadors had interacted with consumers in the State of Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal and explained them the benefit and process of installation of solar rooftop in their state.

Consumers which have already installed Rooftop Solar had taken their selfies with the installed systems and the same has been shared on social media.

Video messages from eminent personalities and beneficiaries was recorded where they are talking about the benefits of solar rooftop and why more consumers shall adopt for renewable sources of electricity and shared it on social media.

During this week, many more such events, media & outreach campaigns have been planned and will be organized by the State Nodal Agencies, State Distribution Companies and Voluntary Organizations in coordination with MNRE, all over the country.

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