Government to give 25 million LED bulbs to BPL households

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 15:00 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India's power ministry proposes to install about 25 million LED (light emitting diode) bulbs over the next 3-4 years to electrify Below Poverty Line (BPL) households.

According to an official statement here Friday, this initiative under the government's Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) - the rural electrification programme - is to promote LED bulbs under the Super Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP) in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-16).

The power ministry also proposes to provide financial incentives to fan manufacturers under SEEP, to produce super efficient fans, which will be available in the market to any consumer at a discounted price.

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