National Solar Mission

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The Mission:

  • The National Solar Mission is a major initiative to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India’s energy security challenge.
  • The Mission will adopt a 3-phase approach:
  1. spanning the remaining period of the 11th Plan and first year of the 12th Plan (up to 2012-13) as Phase 1,
  2. the remaining 4 years of the 12th Plan (2013-17) as Phase 2 and
  3. the 13th Plan (2017-22) as Phase 3.
  • At the end of each plan there will be an evaluation of progress.

Objectives

  • To establish India as a global leader in solar energy, by creating the policy conditions for its diffusion across the country as quickly as possible.
  • To create an enabling policy framework for the deployment of 100,000 MW of solar power by 2022.
  • To create favorable conditions for solar manufacturing capability, particularly solar thermal for indigenous production and market leadership.