Nagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been urging the citizens to reduce the use of electricity and to conserve our natural resources. One way of reducing the excessive power use is through LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lamps.
While taking up this advice of the Prime Minister, the Maharashtra State and other BJP ruled states have decided to distribute the LED lamps to power consumers at reduced rates to encourage the power consumers to save power.
The aim of the government is to completely replace all incandescent bulbs in the country with LED lights in the next three years, since this will reduce the consumption of power substantially.
The Maharashtra Government having taken the words of Narendra Modi seriously, will be undertaking the project of distributing the LED lamps throughout the state in the next few months. At Nagpur, around 74,000 LED Lamps will be distributed.
In order to ensure success of this project State Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLAs and other Corporators are busy in campaigning and distributing the LED lamps to power consumers. LED Distribution Centres are also opened at many areas in the city. Presently they are distributing four lamps per connection (on displaying the electricity bill). The cost of this LED lamps is way cheaper than those that are available in the market. The total cost of these LED lamps will be recovered from every connection or consumer at the rate of Rs 10/- per month (included in the electricity bill).
According the State Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, considering the large scale consumption of electricity, every consumer should be given 10 LED lamps each. The State Government is also negotiating with the company that is supplying these LED lamps to reduce the cost of these lamps.
The State Government has appealed all government offices and private residences to use LED lamps.