Thursday, 6 April 2017

544 ULBs Signs MoU with EESL For Led Street Lights

544 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have entered into an implementation agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for replacement of street lights with LED street lights till 03.04.2017. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

The Minister further stated that the target is to replace 3.5 crore conventional street lights by LED street lights, till March 2019. As on 03.04.2017, over 19.67 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights. EESL is playing an important role as a catalyst in replacing the lights, while several other suppliers are also engaged in the same. 

Proposal for replacement of conventional street lights with LED street lights has been submitted to remaining States by EESL. In order to encourage States/UTs to join this programme, Ministry of Power has also written to all the States/UTs requesting them to participate in this programme, the Minister added. 


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