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LED village inaugurated in Tinsukia

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DIBRUGARH, July 11 � The nation�s first �LED village� was inaugurated at Makumpathar No.4 village in the Margherita subdivision of Tinsukia district in Assam recently.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Govt of India, launched the LED Village campaign to convert existing incandescent bulbs in the households and streetlights of one village with LEDs with an objective to showcase the new technology for lighting using LED (Light Emitting Diode) so that a comparison can be demonstrated between LED and incandescent lamps.

Makumpathar No.4 village was selected under the project in Assam and 100 LED streetlights were fitted in place of existing street lamps in the village area and two-three 6W LED lamps were distributed among the power consumers.

Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power, Assam inaugurated the project in a function held at the village. In his inaugural speech, the Minister gave emphasis on necessity of energy efficiency in all stages considering growing demand of energy and usefulness of energy efficient LED lamps.

A few 6W LED lamps were distributed among the electricity consumers of the village by the Minister.

Surajit Barooa, Chief Electrical Inspector-cum-Adviser spoke on energy efficiency and its conservation and advantages of using energy efficient appliances in households.

The function was attended by officials of APDCL, Inspectorate of Electricity and others including the villagers.

The project was implemented by the Chief Electrical Inspector-Cum-Adviser, Assam who is also the State Designated Agency under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in Assam. According to Jasbir Singh, a consultant of the project, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has proposed to convert several streetlight networks across Assam with LED lighting. Pilot projects on these have already commenced in Dibrugarh and Guwahati, he said.

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LED village inaugurated in Tinsukia

DIBRUGARH, July 11 � The nation�s first �LED village� was inaugurated at Makumpathar No.4 village in the Margherita subdivision of Tinsukia district in Assam recently.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Govt of India, launched the LED Village campaign to convert existing incandescent bulbs in the households and streetlights of one village with LEDs with an objective to showcase the new technology for lighting using LED (Light Emitting Diode) so that a comparison can be demonstrated between LED and incandescent lamps.

Makumpathar No.4 village was selected under the project in Assam and 100 LED streetlights were fitted in place of existing street lamps in the village area and two-three 6W LED lamps were distributed among the power consumers.

Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power, Assam inaugurated the project in a function held at the village. In his inaugural speech, the Minister gave emphasis on necessity of energy efficiency in all stages considering growing demand of energy and usefulness of energy efficient LED lamps.

A few 6W LED lamps were distributed among the electricity consumers of the village by the Minister.

Surajit Barooa, Chief Electrical Inspector-cum-Adviser spoke on energy efficiency and its conservation and advantages of using energy efficient appliances in households.

The function was attended by officials of APDCL, Inspectorate of Electricity and others including the villagers.

The project was implemented by the Chief Electrical Inspector-Cum-Adviser, Assam who is also the State Designated Agency under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in Assam. According to Jasbir Singh, a consultant of the project, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has proposed to convert several streetlight networks across Assam with LED lighting. Pilot projects on these have already commenced in Dibrugarh and Guwahati, he said.