The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)



The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched on 23 November 2009 in a statement to Parliament by the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energies. This mission is part of the 2008 Indian National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) which seeks to reduce India’s future reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Although the JNNSM has not been established to foster rural electrification per se, it does mention the use of solar energy as a means for rural electrification, thus helping the MNRE with its electrification goals. By the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan, in 2022, the JNNSM should have led to an installed capacity of 20 000 MW and the deployment of 20 million solar lighting systems in rural areas.

Main Donor

Government of India

Implementing Actor

The Government of India (Government)