Consumers in Haryana asked to use CFLs

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Chandigarh, Jul 13 (UNI) The Haryana Government has made it mandatory for all electricity consumers in industrial, commercial and institutional sectors having connected load of 30 kilo watt or above to replace all conventional bulbs and tube lights in their establishments with Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFL), T-5 of 28 Watt energy efficient tube lights or Light Emitting Diode Lamps by August 15, at their own cost.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that for all the Central Government offices and Central Public Sector Undertakings and establishments located in Haryana, the use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps, T-5 of 28 Watt energy efficient tube lights or light emitting diode lamps had also been made mandatory.

He said that a notification to this effect had been issued to make the use of CFL and T-5 or 28 watt tube lights mandatory for indoor lighting and energy efficient street lights for outdoor lighting.

According to the notification, these instructions would have to be complied by all the electricity consumers in industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, all the Central Government offices and Central Public Sector Undertakings and establishments located in Haryana, all existing and new colonies and urban areas otified by the Urban Local Bodies Department, Haryana Urban Development Authority Sectors, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation Industrial Estate, Housing Complexes, colonies and township developed by private, semi government, and autonomous institutions.

He said that similarly all existing and new colonies and urban areas notified by the Urban Local Bodies Department, Haryana Urban Development Authority Sectors and other state government departments would have to replace the conventional street lights with energy efficient street lighting fixtures using T-5 tube lights, Light Emitting diode Lamps, Low Pressure Sodium Vapour (LPSV), High Pressure Sodium Vapour (HPSV) and Induction Arc Lamp for street lighting before March 31, 2009 at their own cost.

The spokesman warned that in case of non-compliance of these orders, the Power Utilities Department would have the power to disconnect the electricity connections by serving due notice after the expiry of the deadlines.

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