Street Lighting National Programme Current Affairs

Rajasthan becomes first state to adopt LED street lights under all ULBs

Rajasthan has become the first state in India to adopt Central Government’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB).

Under this programme, around 5 lakh conventional street lights were replaced with LED street lights across the state.

Key Facts

  • The project was funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Public Energy Services Company under the administration of the Union Ministry of Power.
  • Through implementation of this project, 152 million units of energy savings has been achieved so far have been and cost saving of Rs. 60 lakh daily to some municipalities.
  • The energy saving has resulted in reduction of 225 tonnes of CO2 per day.

The SLNP was launched in January 2015. Under the programme around 3.5 crore conventional street lights will be replaced with smart and energy efficient LED street lights by March 2019.

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