By BizLED Bureau
Nov 30,2015: Every household in Indian state West Bengal will soon receive four LED bulbs from power utilities as part of state government’s initiate to cut down on energy consumption. Consumers would be able to get these bulbs on easy installment and government will provide assistance to the poor so that they can replace incandescent bulbs and tube lights at home, said state Commerce and Industry minister Amit Mitra.
The minister said the state government has also started LED street lighting initiative in several areas of the state such as Rajpur-Sonarpur municipality, Behala, Falta, Kasba, Calcutta Leather Complex, New Haldia and North Bengal.
“We have adopted various programmes like electrification of 100 schools. Work in 80 schools is already completed and the rest will be finished by coming January. We are also installing rooftop solar panels at public health centres,, universities, polytechnic colleges and hospitals,” Mitra said. He informed that the state has also finalized the energy conservation building code and the draft is with the department of power for issuing the gazette notification.
He appealed to the lighting industry for investment in the state saying that the government has ready plug-and-play infrastructure available and invited all the big companies to invest in the lighting equipment or LED bulbs and luminaire manufacturing.