India is the world’s third largest carbon emitter and that is indeed a very dubious reputation, especially for an emerging nation like ours (which is still seeking permanent membership into the UNSC). Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to the UNFSCC in 2015 to drastically reduce carbon emissions by 2030, where emissions from one unit of GDP will be at least one third lesser than what it was in 2005. This is an important factor for India to contribute towards the fight against Global climate change.
There are various steps that the Indian government is taking towards attaining this goal (More reliance on Solar Energy, Less on Fossil Fuels etc.) and an emphasis on the widespread adaption of LED’s is also part of the plan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme for LED bulb distribution under the domestic efficient lighting program (DELP) in New Delhi. Beginning with the national capital, the aim was to take the program for LED-based home and street lighting to the entire country.
The plan is to ensure the distribution of LED’s in Phases. The plan is to distribute LED bulbs in a phased manner. Its implementation began in March 2015, and the target is to cover 100 cities with domestic and street lighting in 2016 itself.
One of the obstacles this country faces is the high cost of installation of LED’s. Which is a problem due to the uneven distribution of wealth here. It’s hard to convince people who live on a smaller income to make the switch and the high cost scares them off. To combat this, The Ministry of Power has set up EESL, a joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and Power Grid, to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects by offering cost flexibility in LED’s.
In June of 2015 , Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, also emphasized the government’s plans to save $2 billion in four years by cutting down on energy usage by 10,000 MW during peak hours by promoting LED lights. Over 15 million LED’s have been distributed in India overall.
Now’s your chance to help the government achieve its’ goals by switching to LED. Every little bit helps and small contributions collectively can make a huge difference in reducing carbon emissions. We at AKARUI always promote an environment-friendly perspective and are also aligned with the Make in India movement. Contact us to avail more information.