Government Schemes Current Affairs
Central government has launched the sale of subsidised 5-kg LPG cylinders scheme for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and others.
It was launched by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.
This scheme was launched as part of the oil companies’ Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to cover BPL population in urban areas.
Under this pilot scheme, a BPL family would be provided with LPG connection. In this case customers not need to pay security deposit and cost of pressure regulator.
Government by launching this scheme is aiming to promote LPG as it a cleaner fuel which will help in creating better and smoke less cooking environment and help in improvement of women’s health.
Petroleum Minister also launched the sale of 5-kg cylinders under Free Trade LPG scheme in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.
Free Trade LPG scheme: It will cater the LPG requirement of all sections of the society including the economically weaker section, student, migrant labourers who do not have proof of address due to their short stay in a particular place.
This scheme is aims at increasing the usage of LPG by providing customers with more affordable facilities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting in New Delhi for energy conservation by reducing energy consumption.
Along with this programme, PM launched scheme for Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulb distribution under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) and a web-based system to enable consumers in Delhi to register requests for procuring LED bulbs under DELP.
National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting
- It aims to install LED bulbs for domestic and street-lighting in 100 cities across India by March 2016.
- Under this programme, LED bulbs will be distributed in a phased manner from March 2015 onwards.
- The initiative is part of the Government’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency in the country.
- LED bulbs have a very long life, almost 50 times more than ordinary bulbs, and 8-10 times that of CFLs, and therefore provide both energy and cost savings in the medium term.
- It will help in saving of energy around 24 crore units every year.
Tags: Current Affairs - 2017 • Current Affairs 2016 • Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) • Government Schemes • National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting • Prime Minister Narendra Modi