How To Apply For Punjab Govt’s Free Solar System Program

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has approved of one-kilowatt solar systems to 50,000 households across Punjab.

The initiative aims to reduce the burden of costly electricity for underprivileged families. CM Maryam highlighted that the program’s goal is to alleviate high electricity costs for those in need, and she has instructed the immediate start of a pilot project to evaluate its effectiveness.

Initial Phase and Eligibility

In the first phase, the program will target households consuming up to 100 units of electricity, classified as protected consumers. Each 1 KW solar system will include two solar panels, a battery, an inverter, and necessary wiring. The Punjab government will cover the entire cost and installation of the solar systems, with a total project budget of 10 billion rupees. Households involved in electricity theft, meter tampering, or any other fraudulent activity will not be eligible for the program.

Application Procedure

Eligible households can register by sending their bill reference number and identity card number to 8800. The National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) will handle the data for customers using less than 100 units of electricity. After verification, NTC will transfer the details of eligible users to the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), which will compile final lists for the district administration.

Implementation and Management

Once the validation process is complete, the district administration will receive the final list of eligible households for implementation. Additionally, the Department of Energy has received approval to establish a dedicated project management unit to ensure the successful execution of the initiative.

This program is part of the Punjab government’s efforts to provide sustainable energy solutions and reduce electricity costs for low-income households.

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