Union Cabinet clears 2nd tranche of PLI scheme

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The Union Cabinet on September 21 approved the second phase of the Rs 19,500 crore Generation Based Incentive (PLI) scheme for the National Program for High Efficiency Solar PV Modules.


  • It aims to create an ecosystem for manufacturing high efficiency solar PV modules.
  • Solar PV manufacturers to be selected through a transparent selection process. 

  • Under this, about 65 thousand MW manufacturing capacity of fully and partially integrated solar PV modules will be installed annually.

  • This scheme will bring direct investment of about Rs.94 thousand crore and will provide direct employment to about 2 lakh people and indirect employment to about eight lakh people.

Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme :

  • It is an initiative that provides incentives to domestic industries to promote production at the local level.

  • Through this scheme, the government aims to incentivize companies to increase the sales of manufactured products in domestic units.

  • The objective of the scheme is to make domestic manufacturing globally competitive and to become a global champion in manufacturing.

  • The government has launched this scheme with an outlay of around Rs 2 lakh crore for 14 sectors including Automobiles and Auto Components, White Goods, Pharma, Textiles, Advanced Chemistry Cell and Specialty Steel.

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