By BizLED Bureau
October 5, 2015: Stressing on the need for energy efficiency, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to switch to LED lights to reduce their power bills.
Inaugurating a rooftop solar power plant (180KW) for Khunti District Court in Jharkhand, Modi focused on the importance of energy conservation and mentioned that the technologically superior LED bulbs not only give better luminosity but also help save money.
Lighting sector accounts for about 20 per cent of the total energy consumption in India. The sector predominantly uses inefficient conventional lamps and therefore can provide significant savings by promoting LED lighting.
In January 2015, the Prime Minister launched a scheme to convert 100 cities to LED lighting under the National Program for LED based Home and Street Lighting. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, is implementing the program. EESL has launched Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) to promote efficient use of energy and to mitigate climate change by increasing the use of energy efficient LED lighting at the residential level.