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SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’

Current context: Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, RK Singh launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index–SARAL.
SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’ 
  • It evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development.
  • Karnataka has been placed at 1st rank in the Index whereas the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rank were occupied by Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
  • SARAL has been jointly designed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) and Ernst & Young (EY).
  • SARAL currently captures five key aspects:
    1. Implementation environment
    2. Consumer experience
    3. Business ecosystem
    4. Robustness of policy framework
    5. Investment climate

Question: 

Q.1 Which state has topped the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index–SARAL?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Kerala
d. Karnataka
SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’ SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’ Reviewed by Neha on August 22, 2019 Rating: 5

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