SARAL INDEX: State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

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The Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, RK Singh launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index-SARAL on 21 August 2019.

About the Index

  • SARAL stands for State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index. It is aimed at incentivizing rooftop solar by creating healthy competition among the states.
  • SARAL has been designed collaboratively by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Ernst & Young (EY).
  • SARAL currently captures five key aspects – robustness of policy framework, implementation environment, investment climate, consumer experience and business ecosystem.
  • Karnataka has been placed at the first rank in the Index that evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development. Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have got 2nd, 3rd and 4th rank respectively.

SOURCE: The Business Standard



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