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State saved energy, says Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu

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Published Dec 14, 2016, 6:53 am IST
Updated Dec 14, 2016, 7:20 am IST
Self-help groups involved in energy efficient campaign.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. (Photo: PTI)
 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. (Photo: PTI)

Vijayawada: To further enhance the promotion of energy efficiency in the state, the state government has chalked out ambitious plans to involve all the members of the existing woman self-help groups (SHGs) available to the extent of around 10 lakh with a total membership of around 80 lakh in the Energy Efficiency campaign, the Chief Minister has stated in his open letter.

The government is launching the programme of distribution of energy efficient tube lights which are expected to save around 50% to 60% of electricity on payment of bulk procurement price of around Rs 250 through kiosks set up across the state.

 

In an open letter, the Chief Minister has stated that this initiative is expected to bring out great relief to the electricity bills of the households and other establishments as one uses large number of conventional tubelights as lighting sources.  

The Chief Minister will launch the programme during the Energy Conservation Week bet-ween December 14 and 20.

When all other states are discussing about the environmental-friendly policies taking up of energy conservation and efficiency measures for implementation, the state government has jumped into action and adopted the same in 2014 itself, the Chief Minister has stated in the letter. The open letter of Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu has been released by the principal secretary ( energy, I&I and CRDA) Ajay Jain.

 

The contents of the open letter of the CM are as following: AP state has been leading by example in the country in implementation of the energy efficient and energy conservation (EE & EC) measures in various sectors of domestic, agriculture and streetlighting. “We have distributed around 1.92 crore LED bulbs to the households in the state, installed 5.40  lakh LED streetlights as against 5.6 lakh ordinary streetlights in all the municipalities and municipal corporations in the state, to ease financial burden on the municipalities and corporations, besides saving of around 70 MU.”

 

“The EE measures taken up so far are yielding good results and the households are realising the fruits of this movement through reduced electricity bills to the extent of Rs 250 – Rs 500 per annum on account of utilisation of two LED bulbs per house,” the Chief Minister has stated.

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