Tamil Nadu government launches free CFL scheme
In a bid to promote power saving, Tamil Nadu government began the first phase of distributing free Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs to over 14 lakh hut-dwellers in the state. The scheme is aimed at saving 40 mw of electricity.
The government will implement the scheme in phases. The first phase costing Rs 8.77 crore will cover 7 lakh domestic consumers. The Chief Minister also unveiled various sub-stations in the capacity of 230 kv, 110 kv and 33 kv, build in different parts of the state at an overall expense of Rs 509.88 crore.