Power dept to distribute LED bulbs to home with nominal power usage


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To promote the use of LEDs, officials in Allahabad India will soon be distributing LED bulbs to homes that don’t use much power. 

ALLAHABAD: On the way to making cities smarter and conserve electricity, the power department of the state would soon provide light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs to household consumers on nominal cost. To begin with, the scheme would be launched in Varanasi and Sangam city in April and May respectively. Under the scheme, every household having a monthly consumption of fewer than 200 units of power, will be provided with up to five LED bulbs. Each of these seven-watt bulbs costs Rs 104 but would be given to consumers at an initial cost of Rs 10 per bulb while the remaining amount will be adjusted in bills. Likewise, the consumers having more than 200 units of consumption per month would be entitled to a maximum of 10 bulbs and the cost would realize in the same way, informed MD, PVVN (Purvanchal Vidhyut Nigam Limited) R K Sharma. More on the story at timesofindia.indiatimes.com.

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