09 January 2017 Current Affairs: Power Minister Piyush Goyal will unveil world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area on 9 Jan 2017. In this programme, two lakh LED lights will replace inefficient lamps.
Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running in the SDMC area is the World’s Largest Street Light Replacement Programme.
The SLNP is being implemented by state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power.
The SLNP programme is presently running in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
A total of 15.36 lakh street lights have already been replaced in the country with LED bulbs, which is resulting in energy savings of over 20 crore kWh, avoiding capacity of nearly 51 MW and reducing 1.68 lakh tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per annum.