Chandigarh : Government offices in Haryana have a brighter and more efficient look for the New Year. Lighting system in several government offices has been replaced at a cost of Rs.1.67 billion ($40 million).
Over 65,630 compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and over 33,460 energy efficient T-5 tube lights have been installed or replaced in government offices across the state.
“The implementation of this scheme to install energy efficient lights has cost Rs.1.67 billion,” Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan, who is also the minister for renewable energy, said here Monday.
Chander Mohan said the decision to install the CFLs and T-5 energy efficiency tube lights was taken in Septemeber and the move will save the state government nearly 12.2 million units of power. This is equivalent to saving Rs.48.8 million in electricity bills of various government departments.
The state government departments and agencies to install the new lights include the Haryana Urban Development Agency (HUDA), the Haryana Public Works Department (PWD), Haryana’s new and old secretariat buildings in Chandigarh and several other offices.