Under the Government’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) over 49 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights across the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
In a written reply, Power Minister R K Singh said Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), had conducted case studies on the implementation of LED street lights projects in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan and it reported that no specific problems were encountered in the implementation of SLNP in the two states.
The government launched SLNP to replace conventional street lights with smart and energy efficient LED street lights by March, 2019.
This programme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Power.
SLNP is based on a sustainable business model where the cost of efficient lighting is repaid by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from savings in energy and maintenance expenditure over a period of time through savings in electricity bill.
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