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New round of solar PLI to have 3 schemes for different product categories

Plans to include highest corpus to polysilicon manufacturing

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In India, no company manufactures polysilicon — raw material for the whole supply chain of solar equipment manufacturing.

Shreya Jai New Delhi
The new round of the production-linked incentive (PLI) programme for solar manufacturing will have three schemes for different product categories. The total corpus allocated to the second tranche of the PLI scheme is Rs 19,500 crore and of that the highest share of Rs 12,000 crore will go to end-to-end manufacturing of “polysilicon-wafers-cells-modules” (raw material to finished product).

For “wafer-cells-modules”, the government will allocate Rs 4,500 crore and for “cells-modules” manufacturing, Rs 3,500 crore has been allocated. “The scheme may be viewed as three separate standalone schemes. In case a particular category is undersubscribed, the remaining funds will move to the

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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