PM’s LED programme: Punjab government schools issued orders on LED lighting

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Following orders of the Union Ministry of Power to meet the targets under National LED programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the education department of Punjab has issued orders for government schools saying that from now on only LED lights/bulbs should be fitted in the school premises.

The letter dated September 4, issued from the office of director of school education (secondary) in Punjab, refers to the orders received from Ministry of Power which say that “installation of LED-based lighting is mandatory in all the government buildings as well as in community lighting projects funded by the state government”.

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According to media reports, Ajay Bhalla, secretary to the government of India, Ministry of Power in a letter (which has also been received by the schools) dated August 18 to Karan Avtar Singh, chief secretary, Government of Punjab has written that under the National LED programme, which the PM had launched in UK, the target is to distribute 770 million LED bulbs under UJALA (Unnati Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) and to install 13.4 million LED street lights by March 2019.

The letter further asks the government of Punjab to install LED lights in all government buildings and target ’50-90 percent reduction in energy consumption’.

 

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