Govt to replace all street lights with LED bulbs across India

Electric-Power-GridThe government will replace all street lights of the country with LED bulbs in next 24 months, the Ministry of Power said. This is in line with the Ministry’s motto of providing energy efficiency and dependable energy in the country.

“Under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme efforts are being made to replace all domestic bulbs into LED,” said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy.

The minister added, “Solar Roof Top programme introduced by Government of Karnataka is a learning programme for other states. The central government expects Karnataka to be in top five in the implementation of new and renewable energy programmes.”

India has the target of producing 1,75,000 MW and Renewable energy in next five years. The government also launched Solar Mission to generate 1 lakh MW solar power in the country. Similarly wind mission targeted at 75,000 MW power generations. The government has taken this programme as nation’s mission.