State-wise list of 48 Cities for which in-principle approval has been given

The criteria set by the Ministry for selection of cities to be developed as Solar Cities include a city population between 0.50 to 50 lakh (with relaxation given to North- Eastern and hilly States, Islands and Union Territories) and initiatives already taken by the city in promoting renewable energy & energy efficiency and also a high level of commitment. Based on proposals received by the Government from various States, in-principle approval has been given to 48 Cities to be developed as Solar Cities in the country. Out of these, sanctions have been issued to 31 Cities which have engaged consultants for preparation of Master Plan. The State-wise details are given in this statistics.