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LED bulbs now mandatory for street lighting for civic bodies

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government has directed all the civic bodies in the state to use efficient LED bulbs for street

According to a Government Resolution issued by the (UDD) recently, civic bodies have been banned from raising capital expenditure for installation of LED lights by devising novel schemes or any other schemes, other than their budget allocations.

The government, citing its Conservation policy of June 2017, stated that the henceforth all civic bodies in the state will have to install LED lights for street through owned subsidiary Efficiency Services Limited (EESL's) Escrow account.

"If civic bodies have allocated funds through other schemes till the order on January 12 this year, they should not spend the allocations. The civic bodies will have to submit revised estimates of such works to the government for approval," it stated.

There are a total of 28,691 civic bodies in the state, which includes 27 municipal corporations and 235 municipal councils.

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First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 15:40 IST