Government to implement India’s first Rural LED Street Lighting Project in Andhra Pradesh

Posted on:06 Jun 2017 12:07:57
Government to implement India’s first Rural LED Street Lighting Project in Andhra Pradesh
06 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Union Government launched 10 lakh LED street lights to be installed in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in State namely Guntur, Prakasham, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur & Chittoor in the first phase.

  • This is the first project for rural LED street lighting in the country under the Government of India’s Street Lighting National Project (SLNP).

  • The entire upfront capital cost of this project is being funded by French Development Agency Agence Française de Développement (AFD). 

  • As per the 18th Electric Power Survey of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the estimated energy consumption in Indian public lighting sector is 8478 Mega Kilo Watt in 2012-13 and is constantly growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7 percent. 


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