July 27, 2016: The residents of South Andaman, the southernmost island of the Andaman in India, will soon receive four LED bulbs at a highly subsidized price of Rs 10 per bulb as against its market price of Rs 450. The electricity department is all set to distribute such subsidized LED bulbs with the aim to promote energy-efficiency and cut power costs across South Andaman.
The Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands had launched the LED bulb distribution in 2015 under the Central government’s National Programme on Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) scheme. The governor had then informed that 4 lakh LED bulbs will be distributed to 12,000 residents in A&N Islands. Such energy-efficient bulbs have three years’ warranty, and also will aid in reducing electricity bill of the residents by 50 to 60%, said one of the chief officials of the government.
South Andaman to distribute 9W LED bulbs at Rs 10 each
Since the declaration by the Lt. Governor, the residents of A&N Islands have been eagerly waiting to know as to when the LED bulb distribution would take place. A spokesperson from the electricity department said that the LED bulb distribution has already been begun in Diglipur and it soon start in South Andaman as well.
The spokesperson also said that four LED bulbs of 9W are to be distributed to the customers at the price of Rs 10 each bulb. For this, the customers are required to bring receipt of the last electric bill paid along with the receipt of the four ordinary bulbs at the concerned site office of the electricity department. The modalities of distribution are under progress and the customers will be informed soon as to when the LED distribution will start in South Andaman.