What is ATAL JYOTI YOJANA?

Phase-II of the 'Atal Jyoti Yojana' (AJAY) launched by the government aims at providing ‘Solar Street Lighting Systems’ for public use like lighting roads, bus stops etc and improvement in security & safety through better lightening.

What is ATAL JYOTI YOJANA?
What is ATAL JYOTI YOJANA?

Phase-II of the 'Atal Jyoti Yojana' (AJAY) launched by the government aims at providing ‘Solar Street Lighting Systems’ for public use like lighting roads, bus stops etc and improvement in security & safety through better lightening.

Which states will be covered under this scheme

States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha & Assam 

Hilly States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand 

North Eastern States including Sikkim

Island of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep 

Aspirational Districts of other states. 

About Scheme

It is a sub scheme Under Off –grid and Decentralized Solar Thermal Application scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Services limited (EESL) is its implementing agency.  

It will cover rural, semi urban and urban areas.

 Solar Street Light with LED capacity of 12 W will be provided as per MMRE specification in areas which do not enjoy adequate coverage of power. 

75% of the cost of Lighting systems through MNRE budget, and the remaining 25% would be provided from MPLADS Funds, Panchayat Funds or Municipalities and other Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) Funds. 

Training programmes for maintenance and protection for wide dissemination and to popularize solar technology.