DHBVN makes use of CFL mandatory at tubewells

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Chandigarh, Jan 9 (UNI) Taking yet another major step for conservation of electricity, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to make the use of the energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) mandatory on all tubewells in its area.

The DHBVN jurisdiction comprises Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Gurgaon, Mewat and Faridabad districts.

A DHBVN spokesman today said the farmers would be asked to replace all the existing incandescent bulbs installed on the ''Kothas'' (Rooms) of the two lakh tubewells up to January 31 at their cost.

With effect from February 1, the farmers found using incandescent bulbs on tubewell ''Kothas'' would face immediate disconnection without any notice, he said.

The spokesman said as per an estimate, the total number of traditional bulbs used on tubewells in the area of the DHBVN was about three lakh as there were two bulb points on a tubewell.

Replacement of all these traditional bulbs would result in saving of about 24 MW power which was sufficient for running 4300 additional tubewells.

DHBVN has already made compulsory the use of CFLs for the applicants seeking new connections of any category and the Haryana Government had also made use of CFLs or T-5 tube lights in government buildings mandatory.

Also, the use of efficient lighting system was mandatory for all industrial units and commercial complexes having more than five KW load.

The spokesman said that DHBVN had already arranged sale of CFLs at its all customer care centres at cheaper rate by joining hands with manufacturers. The CFLs were being made available to the consumers at their doorsteps also by organising camps in villages and through ex servicemen engaged in the activity of cash collection.

Under their campaign for replacing the traditional power guzzler yellow bulbs with CFLs, the DHBVN officials had shifted about 600 villages on cent per cent CFLs.


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