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Varanasi becomes radiant


  • Recently the Ministry of Power, decided to replace all conventional lights in eighty four Ghats of Varanasi with LED lights.
  • Objective was to enhance illumination of the Ghats, reduce energy consumption.
  • A study conducted by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) shows that with incandescent lamps being replaced with LEDs, the cost would be reduced by over 70 per cent.
  • Positioning up the LED lights has brought down the annual energy consumption to 0.47 million units from 1.68 million units.
  • About 1.21 million units of energy would be saved every year.
  • 100 per cent public had positive opinion regarding LED lighting compared to old incandescent conventional lighting.

Source: Modi Government Updates

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