Keeping up with the latest Green-technology, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has distributed over 2 crore LED bulbs, according to Times of India.
The government programme aims to get Indian consumers to replace their less efficient CFL or incandescent lights with latest LED technology which is gaining momentum across the world.
According to the TOI
report the number of bulbs distributed by the government is now generating an annual savings of over Rs.1,000 crore. The data that is available with the government shows that more the LED bulbs were distributed by them under their new Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme
(DELP) which was started in January this year. According to the government data, the initiative is helping save 73 lakh units of daily energy savings, which in turn translates to a saving of Rs 2.9 crore per day. The programme is also catching up with leading electrical companies. Electronics giant Philips and other companies have also shown interest in setting up a manufacturing facility in the country.
The scale they are looking at is the government’s aim to provide 77 crore bulbs to the Indian citizens by the year 2018. Talking about the initiative power minister Piyush Goyal said that earlier scepticism is finally giving way to genuine interest with many companies now showing interest in manufacturing for the Indian market.
“Since the order was small, parts of components are being imported. But now everyone is saying we want to manufacture in India.”
This move also helps with India’s promise earlier this month that they would reduce their carbon footprint.
The LED energy plan also helps reduce the peak power demand by close to 700 MW through lower energy consumption. But it was not a smooth transition for many states in India.
While around 65 lakh LED bulbs were distributed in Andhra Pradesh, only 23.9 lakh were distributed in Maharashtra.
Guntur in Andhra Pradesh alone saw the distribution of over 18.6 lakh LED bulbs making it the best performing district in India.