State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will soon set up retail stores in petrol pumps across Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra before expanding to other parts of the country, reports Financial Express.
Giving a big boost to energy conservation, the Finance Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all central government buildings in the country.
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has distributed 25.28 crore LED bulbs and the private sector has also sold 41.44 crore LED bulbs up to domestic consumers throughout the country as at the end of this June, against Government’s target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by the end of March 2019, Union power minister Piyush Goyal informed parliament on Thursday.
They may not be the showy buildings of Las Vegas, but the dhabasthat line the Delhi-Chandigarh highway catch the eye with their brightly illuminated strings of fairy lights and incandescent bulbs and tubelights that make geometric patterns.
The Border Security Force (BSF) which is currently replacing the sodium floodlights along the international border adjoining Pakistan will be saving 50 per cent by way of electricity bills.
Andhra Pradesh, which has emerged as a pioneer in providing LED street lighting in all the municipal areas in the state, is going to become the no. 1 state in the country in achieving LED street lighting in rural areas as well.
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Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh.
In yet another milestone, the government’s flagship scheme–Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all (UJALA) programme was launched in Punjab.
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Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal presided over the launch of World’s largest efficient lighting programme, UJALA – UK (UK Joins Affordable LEDs for All) by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) in London, United Kingdom today.
The government has decided to give preference to domestic producers of LED lights in procurement for various projects.