More than 15,000 property owners have received a 5 per cent tax rebate after the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) offered a tax rebate for properties with rainwater harvesting and/or solar water heating systems. The number of properties benefitted under the scheme increased from 13,389 properties in 2019-2020 financial year.
Pune Municipal Corporation has offered the scheme to city residents to motivate them to adopt solar power generation. A higher, 10 per cent rebate on property tax is offered to citizens for installing rainwater harvesting systems, solar water heating systems and a garbage management system. The rebate is given only if these systems are operational. After checking all documents, such as photographs of solar power system and bills, a rebate is granted in the same financial year. This facility is available for residential properties only.