Industrial Units in Rajasthan To Pay Lower Consent Fee for Captive Solar Plant


To encourage industrial units to build solar power plants, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) removed the capital cost of solar energy plants from the total cost of units’ capital investments in order to calculate consent fee under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981.


The owners had to apply to RSPCB to establish a new industrial unit. They also had to pay a consent fee based on the total capital investment for the units and the cost of the solar power plant.


According to the latest order by RSPCB, consent fee will be calculated by excluding solar plant costs from total capital investment in industrial units.


This new order is in addition to earlier orders. The RSPCB on July 5, 2017 stated that industries that install captive solar panels should notify the board before commissioning them. It also said that the increased capital investment in industrial units due the establishment of solar power plants will be added to the overall investment in these units.

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