Ministry/Department : Ministry of Power, Energy Efficiency Services Limited
- The programme aims to install LED bulbs street-lighting across different cities in the country.
- The LED lights will replace inefficient lamps.
- The initiative is part of the Government’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency in the country.
- It will result in energy savings and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
- The programme aims to replace 3.5 crore conventional street lights with energy efficient LED lights.
- This replacement is expected to result in an annual energy saving of 900 crore units and a financial saving of Rs 5,500 crore.
- Energy Efficiency Services Limited is the implementing agency for the programme.
- Launched in 2015
- LED bulbs have a very long life, almost 50 times more than ordinary bulbs, and 8-10 times that of CFLs, and provide both energy and cost savings in the medium term.
- The Energy Efficiency Services Limited has installed over 76.77 lakh LED street lights against the target set to install 1.34 crore set by March 2019.
- The Street Lighting National Programme has not been implemented so far in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya and Union Territories of Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.