Integrated efforts for Energy Savings: Chandrababu

  • We should become a role model state

HYDERABAD: In order to expedite the Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation activities (EE & EC) and to involve all sections of the people in an integrated approach, the AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials of State Energy Conservation Mission, (SECM) and Energy Department to prepare a comprehensive action plan which paves the way for realizing the expected energy savings.

No doubt, with the consorted efforts of the administrative machinery, AP State stood first in the country in the implementation of LED Bulb distribution under DELP scheme and replacement of ordinary street lights with LED street lights, Naidu said.

But, one should not satisfy with this, we should become one of the role model states in the world, he said.

Recognizing the consistent efforts of state government in implementing DELP scheme and for creating LED revolution in the state, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), has sanctioned a grant of 50 Lakh rupees in the first phase towards creating awareness on energy conservation.

On this occasion, Sai Prasad, secretary to chief minister, Ajay Jain, secretary, Energy and I&I Department, along with Chandrasekhar Reddy, CEO for SECM, have submitted the check, received from BEE, to Naidu, at AP Secretariat.

Recalling the history created by Self Help Groups of Andhra Pradesh in community savings, Naidu has directed the officials to utilize their services in promotion of energy savings both in rural and urban areas for realizing the targeted goals in energy conservation for the benefit of the state and as well as individuals.

Prasad and Jain appraised Naidu that considerable energy savings to the tune of around 90 Crore rupees per annum are possible in Guntur and Anantapur Districts alone with the implementation of DELP Program. (NSS)

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