Vadodara, Sep 18 Gujarat government will continue to distribute LED bulbs in the state after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the scheme aimed at conserving electricity, Energy Minister Chimanbhai Shapariya has said.
"The government has distributed 2.25 LED bulbs in the state so far after launch of the Central scheme in this regard. Gujarat is now leading in terms of LED distribution across the nation," he told PTI by phone today.
The BJP government will continue with the scheme after the Prime Minister lauded its efforts in conserving power through distribution of energy-saving LED bulbs, he said.
The state government has set a target of providing LED bulbs to 1.21 crore households more at subsidised rates across the state in the next one year, he said.
The main objective of the scheme is to encourage people to adopt sustainable energy options to save and reduce energy costs and consumption, the minister said.
Shapariya thanked Modi for praising the state government's efforts.
Modi, speaking at Limkheda in Dahod district, about 140 km from here, yesterday said, "There is competition between states to outdo each other in terms of LED distribution.
Gujarat, ever since joining the Centre's 'Unnat Jyoti' scheme on May last year, has distributed 2.25 crore LED bulbs so far."