As reported by TOI, now Now Government provide subsidized LED bulbs Goans . Under this program, every Goan household will get three LED bulbs at a Subsidized rate of 25 each under the Domestic efficient lighting program (DELP) which was recently renamed the Ujala program. The agreement was signed on Wednesday by the chief electrical engineer of the Goa electricity department Dipak Bhajekar and deputy general manager, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) Tarun Tayal. Power Minister of Goa Milind Naik inaugurated the implementation of the program. Here’s how the project will reach to the household in Goa. Read this important report.
As per the scheme registered domestic households will be eligible to receive three 9-watt LED bulbs at the cost of 25 each as against the market price of 450 each, said Tayal. He added, these bulbs made in India can last for 50,000hrs and with a free replacement warranty of three years. It is also assured that each domestic household going for LED use will bring down their electricity consumption by 85% and will be able to save at least 800 annually. The project is set up to facilitate implementation of other energy efficiency projects in Goa.
EESL, set up by the Union ministry of power is a joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and Power Grid.
People will be able to collect the energy saving bulbs after producing their latest electricity bill and photo identity proof. Around 100 booths will be put up around the state at community halls and panchayats. People who want more than three bulbs will be charged between 85-90 for each additional bulb they prefer to buy.
According to Power secretary, Kunal said this agreement will be followed by another one signed between the department and EESL where all 1.66 lakh street light bulbs in the state will be replaced with LED bulbs. The maintenance of these street lights will be controlled by EESL through a central monitoring system for a period of ten years.
Kunal added the project will be implemented over a six-month period and will cost Rs 90 crore. Power minister Milind Naik said the bulbs would help domestic users as well as the department by reducing the load.