Tamil Nadu government on 30 December 2013 launched the first phase of providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hut-dwellers in the state. This is an energy-saving measure aimed at saving 40 mw of power.
In the first phase of the project that has been launched, the Chief Minister gave away one nine-watt CFL bulb to seven persons to seven persons each marking its roll out. The first phase of the project will cost 8.77 crore rupees to the state.
Of the 14.62 lakh domestic consumers, who comes under the hut-dwellers category of the state will be benefitted with the project. In the first phase of the project, seven lakh people will be covered.
Apart from this, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa has also launched projects of 500 crore rupees under the Energy Department through video conferencing from her camp office Kodanadu in the Nilgiris district. Under this sub-station in capacity of 230 kv, 110 kv and 33 kv were inaugurated.
The Chief Minister has also inaugurated a 60 kw solar power generating system at the head office of TANFEDCO. The system will generate up to one lakh units per year and this will help the state to meet a part of the daily electricity demands.
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