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“State governments’ renewable energy agencies will disburse the subsidy component,” an official said.
Under the scheme, the feedin tariff — what a discom pays a household for the power generated by it and fed into the grid — and the consumption tariff will be the same. Discoms will not be able to refuse solar power from its consumers, ministry officials said.
The government believes the system will attract both consumers and discoms as prices of solar panels have halved in the last few years and there would not be any extra financial burden on the companies “The sector has huge potential and we want to tap it,” said Pradhan.