Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - Vibha Sharma

NEWDELHI: The South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (SDMC) has al­lo­cated ₹2 crore to dis­trib­ute free 3.12 lakh light-emit­ting diodes (LEDS) to 1.56 lakh eco­nom­i­cally weaker fam­i­lies liv­ing in its ju­ris­dic­tion.

The civic agency will start the dis­tri­bu­tion process from April 2018. “We will pro­vide 3,000 LEDS to each of the 104 wards and with the help of lo­cal coun­cil­lors. Th­ese lights will be dis­trib­uted to fam­i­lies liv­ing in eco­nomic weaker ar­eas or houses up to 50 square yard. Each house will get two lights,” said Shikha Rai, leader of house, SDMC.

The project aims to pro­mote the con­cept of en­ergy con­ser­va­tion among res­i­dents, said an SDMC of­fi­cial. “The civic agency is put­ting best ef­forts to save en­ergy and launched mul­ti­ple projects in the past to ac­com­plish the tar­get such as re­plac­ing 1.98 lakh street­lights with LEDS in nine months time and il­lu­mi­nat­ing all dark spots and parks through 75,000 LEDS. But now we want the res­i­dents to con­tribute in the cause,” said Rai.

The SDMC will be sign­ing an MOU with En­ergy Ef­fi­cient Ser­vices Lim­ited for sup­ply­ing the LEDS. “We also have plans to re­place the con­ven­tional lights in all 486 pri­mary school build­ings with the help of EESL, in fu­ture. At least 15- 20 bulbs will be re­placed with LEDS in each school,” said Ka­mal­jeet Sehrawat, mayor SDMC.

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