The Ministry has launched a Scheme on “Development of Solar Cities”: under which a total of 60 cities/towns are proposed to be supported for development as “Solar/ Green Cities”. At least one city in each State to a maximum of five cities in a State may be supported by the Ministry. The cities may have population between 0.5 to 50 lakh. Relaxation could be considered for special category states including North-Eastern States. Financial support up to of Rs. 50 lakh for each city may be provided for preparation of the Master Plan alongwith few DPR (up to Rs. 10 lakh), oversight of its implementation (up to Rs. 10 lakh), setting up and functioning of Solar City Cell in the city (up to Rs. 10 lakh) and organizing promotional activities (up to Rs. 20 lakh).