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CFL lamps to cost Rs.15
New Delhi, March 18, 2009
The government will provide energy-efficient compact
fluorescent lamps (CFL) at Rs.15 each all over the country,
says the head of India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
The decision follows the success of two pilot projects to
distribute these lamps at a small fraction of their cost and
get the rest of the money from developed countries through a
UN-mediated scheme called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM),
BEE Director General Ajay Mathur said here.
The pilot projects, carried out at Visakhapatnam (Andhra
Pradesh) and Yamunanagar (Haryana), helped to sharply cut
domestic power consumption, Mathur said at a recent conference
on carbon credits organised by the Confederation of Indian
The "Bachat Lamp Yojana" (Lamp Saving Scheme) runs under a
tripartite agreement between the central government, a private
firm and electricity distribution companies of state
The CDM is meant to help developing countries move to a
greener economy, with developed countries paying for the move.
In turn, this would partly offset the liability of
industrialised countries to reduce the carbon emissions that
are leading to climate change.