LED lamp production up 30 times to 3 crore a month

India’s appetite for star-labelled energy efficient products has doubled with falling prices and increased participation of private companies even as the country affirms its commitment to low carbon footprint ahead of climate change talks in Paris later this month.

Production of LED (light-emitting diode) lamps that consume about 80 per cent less energy than incandescent bulbs has increased to 3 crore per month against 10 lakh a year ago, thanks to the government’s LED lamps distribution programme. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the coordinator for energy efficient programmes, is launching a similar programme for star-rated agricultural pumps and ceiling fans.

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