Aug. 22, 2019

Union Power Minister launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index (SARAL) during the Review Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting with States and State Power Utilities.


  • Objective of Index: Incentivise rooftop solar by creating healthy competition among the States.

  • Bodies involved: SARAL has been designed collaboratively 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).

  • Methodology: The Index evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development. SARAL currently captures five key aspects –
    • Robustness of policy framework

    • Implementation environment

    • Investment climate

    • Consumer experience

    • Business ecosystem

  • Rankings: Karnataka has been placed at the first rank in the Index. Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have got 2nd, 3rd and 4th rank respectively.

Source : PIB