June 14, 2016: The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has already set up over 3.45 lakh LED streetlights and now the government is aiming at an objective of 5.5 lakh LED streetlights with the plan to save energy to the maximum extent possible. This statement was made by N Chandrababu Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. This is in addition to the 2 crore LEDs which have lightened the lives of residents across the state within the last few months.
Naidu referred the 13 district collectors to guarantee that each and every schools and government offices in the state use only LED bulbs and related energy-efficient electrical appliances henceforth. He also conveyed that 5-star rated electrical items like LED bulbs use less power in comparison to other appliances.
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Naidu further said that the scheme is one of the precedence programs which will assist the state in becoming the top state in the nation on the energy-efficiency facade sooner than later. During the latest Nava Nirmana Deeksha and Mahasankalpam, the minister also pointed out how some of the programs being productively implemented in the state had brought in glory from national aas well as global agencies.
Andhra Pradesh to add 2.05 lakh more LED streetlights soon
Naidu also stressed that such programs will help in protecting the environment while promoting economic growth with low carbon footprint at the same time. The entire nation is watching the development of Andhra Pradesh and taking suggestions from the state, Naidu added.
Ajay Jain, chief secretary for energy and vice chairman of the AP State Energy Conservation Mission, has requested all the collectors in a written form to provide details of the current electrical appliances in government offices. The essential LED bulbs and 5-star rated electrical appliances will be provided soon so that the government’s objective of energy-efficiency is attained at the earliest, according to the industry sources.