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Govt. is implementing new schemes to support Akshay Urja Shops

By Solar Times Bureau

287 new shops are going to be set up and each and every district all  over the country will have such shops

On 1s March Minister of New and Renewable Energy Resources Dr. Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha made important announcements regarding Akshay Urja Shops and Aditya Urja Shops in order to provide support and promotion to such shops for their uplift. To increase the no. of Akshay Urja Shops and Aditya Urja Shops and make it easily reachable to consumers, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Resources is going to set up Akshay Urja Shops in all districts all over the country.

Sanction is been accorded for setting up 287 Akshay Urja Shops besides 113 Aditya Urja Shops. For supporting them financially scheme is provided to them as recurring grant and incentive linked with turn-over for operation of the shops, for a period of two years. Prior to 2005-06, the scheme was being implemented since 1995 for setting up Aditya Solar Shops. Along with this the State Nodal Agencies are provided support for undertaking publicity of the shops, so that more people get familiar to such shops.

The Aditya Solar Shops and  Akshay Urja Shops are selling renewable energy products, establishing projects and systems and are providing services to the citizen. They also provide repairs and services of renewable energy devices; they encourage and facilitate individuals and companies to go for renewable energy devices.

State/UT-wise Number of Akshay Urja /Aditya Solar Shops

Sr. No. States/UTs

No. of Akshay Urja/Aditya Solar Shops set up

1. A&N Island

02

2. Andhra Pradesh

20

3. Arunachal Pradesh

07

4. Assam

12

5. Bihar

33

6. Chandigarh

01

7. Chattisgarh

15

8. Dadar& Nagar Haveli

00

9. Delhi

01

10. Goa

02

11. Gujarat

08

12. Haryana

19

13. Himachal Pradesh

04

14. J & K

11

15. Jharkhand

22

16. Karnataka

06

17. Kerala

10

18. Lakshadweep

00

19. Madhya Pradesh

50

20. Maharashtra

21

21. Manipur

01

22. Meghalaya

00

23. Mizoram

03

24. Nagaland

05

25. Odisha

02

26. Puducherry

04

27. Punjab

18

28. Rajasthan

15

29. Sikkim

01

30. Tamil Nadu

17

31. Tripura

02

32. Uttar Pradesh

74

33. Uttarakhand

08

34. West Bengal

06

Total

400

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