Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) RK Singh on 22nd August, launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index 2019 (SARAL) in New Delhi.
SARAL Index has been prepared jointly by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Ernst & Young (EY).
SARAL Index evaluates Indian states based on 5 key aspects which include, the robustness of policy framework, implementation environment, investment climate, consumer experience, and business ecosystem.
SARAL Index will create a competitive advantage among the States & will help states to channelize investments that can eventually help the sector grow.
According to the SARAL Index, Karnataka got the top spot with SARAL score of 78.8 as the best state for setting up a rooftop solar project.
Telangana was ranked Second (72.2) and Gujarat ranked Third with (67.9) and Andra Pradesh was ranked Fourth with (66.1) of a score and all the states got A++ grade.
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have been ranked last with a score of 14.4.