The Watermills (WM) and Micro Hydel Projects
(MHP) have the potential to meet the power
requirements of remote areas in a decentralized
manner. The scheme provides grant of Central
Financial Assistance for development/ upgradation
of WM and setting up of MHP. The scheme also
envisages support for specialised studies/survey,
strengthening of database, training and capacity
building relating to WM and MHP.
Preference would be given to WM owned by women, women entrepreneurs or received from women NGOs to submit the proposals. The Ministry would also give financial support for training/ capacity building programmes.
Incentive to SNA by CFA would be, an incentive of Rs.3,500 per watermill in mechanical mode, Rs.10,000 per WM in electrical/ electrical & mechanical mode, and 1% of the subsidy or a minimum of Rs.25,000 for each MHP will be provided as service charges, in case the SNA is not the owner of the WM/ MHP. In case project is being implemented by NGO, the service charges will be shared between SNA and NGO in the ratio of 30:70.
The CFA for WM and MHP under the scheme is applicable for the projects to be implemented by the State Government Department/SNA/Local bodies/Cooperatives/NGOs, Entrepreneurs/ Individuals.
Apply through the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
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