By BizLED Bureau
Mar 14, 2016: The city of Shivamogga, Karnataka, saw the launch of Department of Energy’s ambitious project Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) last week. Under the programme, LED bulbs were provided to consumers at a subsidised price. The MLA of the area initiated the proceedings.
The current scheme benefits the families with monthly power consumption or 2 kW or more. Consumers with less than 2 kW would be given five LED bulbs and 10 LED bulbs to the users with monthly consumption more than 2 kW.
The state government has named the DELP scheme as Hosa Belaku for local reference. Under the scheme, LED bulbs are being sold at Rs 100 though LED bulbs are priced around Rs. 250-300 in the open market. Users can further avail the replacement warranty benefit of LED bulbs within 3 years.
A senior engineer at Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (MESCOM) stated that consumers can buy these bulbs at the three sub-divisional offices of MESCOM and at bill payment centres. A copy of users’ previous bills and residence proof is needed to confirm the authenticity.
The consumers are required to produce a copy of the said documents. The district has almost 2 lac electricity consumers including 94,376 consumers in Shivamogga city alone. There shall be a phase-wise distribution of LED bulbs for all the consumers in the district.
The city’s MLA, Mr K.B. Prasanna Kumar, launched the scheme at a programme held in the city. He appealed to MESCOM officials to undertake campaigns in creating awareness among the people on the benefits of using LED bulbs.