Highlights

  • Full electrification of 18,452 villages identified in 2015 will be achieved by 1 March 2018 under Deendayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojana with allocation of Rs. 4,814 crore.
  • Budget 2017-18 has announced setting up of 20 GW of solar power capacity and feeding 7000 railway stations with solar power.
  • Budget has proposed to reduce Customs and Excise duties on a number of infrastructural support related to the Renewable Energy sector, such as machinery required for fuel based power generating systems that operate on biogas or bio-methane, byproduct hydrogen along with LED lights or fixtures etc.