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Pilot project to replace electric bulbs with LED lights

The project will ensure lower power consumption,better and efficient management of streetlights.

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday proposed to take up a pilot project in Tirupur and Thanjavur zones to replace power-consuming conventional electrical bulbs with the more energy-efficient LED lights,covering 145 local bodies as part of the effort.

This is in continuance of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s directions to replace bulbs with the LEDs and ensure lower power consumption,better and efficient management of streetlights,a state government release here said.

Accordingly,the project will be taken up in 2012-13 in 145 local bodies,including nine corporations in Tirupur and Thanjavur zones and four technical panels and high-powered committees would be formed for this purpose,it said.

The project would be implemented with the participation of private players,it added.

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She further announced a government subsidy of Rs 26 crore towards constructing new buildings for 10 municipalities across the state.

First published on: 23-09-2012 at 13:28 IST
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