With the aim to conserve power and reduce electricity bills in rural areas, the state government has instructed all rural civic bodies, the replacement of street lights with LED lights in those areas.
“A six member committee headed by the district magistrate will be enforced to make the purchase of LED lights. Also as survey as to the proposal of LED lights required for the district has been organised, which is certainly going to yield positive outcome for people of those areas,” said B K Singh, District Panchayat Raj Officer.
After conducting a survey of each village panchayat, additional chief secretary in UP government, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, administered the district magistrate to send the plan for LED lights and ensured it must be implemented within the deadline.
The DPRO assured, “With the conclusion of this operation, 40% of electricity will be saved and funds released under 14th Financial Commission will be employed for this large-scale replacement process which has 40,000 streetlight to be replaced.”
The replacement process will impart good financial benefits to rural civic bodies that now have to pay less as compared to their previous installment.