In the wake of India being LED bright in future, East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh has been declared as the first district in the country to be fully equipped with LED street lights.
A formal declaration was made by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the occasion of Panchayat Raj Divas at Dwarapudi in East Godavari earlier this week.
Around 3.1 lakh LED street lights have been installed in the district that would result in saving of 34 million units of power annually, Naidu said.
He wanted the Panchayat Raj Department to complete installation of over 28 lakh LED street lights in the remaining 12 districts as well that could lead to a saving of 333 million units of power annually and also ease the financial burden on the rural local bodies.
Further commenting on the occasion, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister, Nara Lokesh said, “Of the total 50 lakh LED street lights installed in the country, the state accounted for 11.61 lakh. As the ‘Run Rate Mechanism’ adopted by his department for implementation of the LED street lighting programme yielded good results in East Godavari, it was being adopted in other districts also. The state occupies a premier position in implementation of energy efficiency programmes.”
Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China Rajappa, Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, MP Murali Mohan were also among those present.