SOUTH CIVIC BODY TO GIVE 3.12L LEDS TO POOR FAMILIES
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.