Chandigarh, February 17
The Chandigarh administration, with a view to reducing energy consumption and get carbon credits, would soon launch Bachat Lamp Yojana.

The objective of the yojana is to replace incandescent bulbs in households with CFLs and that, too, at a price similar to incandescent bulbs.

Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar stated that under the yojana, domestic consumers would be given good quality CFLs at a price of Rs 15 each. The implementation of the scheme would reduce energy consumption to one-fifth.

Every household would be given four CFLs for Rs 15 each against the market price of Rs 80 to Rs 100. The use of CFLs was increasing in the city, but its penetration into households was limited due to its high price, he said.

Source: Tribune News Service