Haryana govt forwards energy plan to Centre

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Chandigarh, Jan 25: The Haryana Government has forwarded a five year action plan for implementation of energy conservation programme in a big way to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency of Power for financial assistance of Rs 18.38 crore.

While giving this information here today Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said that under the scheme, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency had accorded its approval of Rs 49 lakh for the current financial year to implement the action plan.

He said that under the action plan five demonstration projects would be implemented which include energy efficiency in municipal pumping stations, energy efficiency in street lightning in one of the municipalities, co-generation in rice mills, energy efficiency in agricultural pump sets and transport sector.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the energy portfolio said that under the action plan, list of industry-wise designated consumers would be prepared and their energy consumption data base would be created. Apart from this awareness and promotional activities would be undertaken.

He said that under the action plan annual year book of energy conservation would also be prepared besides state energy conservation fund would be crearted in the state.

Mr Chander Mohan said that so far 71,513 CFLs and 43,959 T-5 tubelights have been replaced in various government offices at a cost of about Rs 1.99 crore which had resulted in annually saving 128 lakh units of electricity amounting to Rs 5.12 crore in the electricity bills of government sector organisations.


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