The state government of Uttarakhand has taken a new initiative for energy conservation by making it compulsory for all government offices to install LED bulbs.
The move is expected to reduce the consumption of electricity in offices and civic areas.
• The state government has made compulsory to install LED bulbs in all government offices, educational institutions, civic bodies and institutes taking grants from the government.
• The initiative is aimed at reducing consumption of electricity.
• All the District Magistrates and Head of Departments have been directed to strictly follow the orders, following sanctions by the state cabinet.
• The purchase of sodium vapour lamps and incandescent lamps by all the state departments have also been banned.
• All the departments would now have to purchase LED bulbs.
Speaking on the same, the state’s Energy Secretary Radhika Jha stated that 40 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed so far as against the target of one crore LED bulbs. She said that once the set target is met, it would lead to the saving of 39 crore units of electricity every year, which is worth almost Rs 98 crore.
This type of initiative has been taken up by some other states as well.