Lakshadweep: First UT to Sign 24×7 ‘Power for All’ Document [ Current Affairs ]

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Lakshadweep became first Indian Union Territory to sign 24×7 Power for All document and in this regard representative of Union Government and administration of Lakshadweep has signed the document.

  • 10 inhabited islands of Lakshadweep are mostly fed by diesel at the current time.

The 24×7 Power for All document incueds:

  • Increase solar capacity from 2.15 MW to 8.45 MW of the island region.
  • Visualizes decrease of AT & C losses from present level of 21 % to 6.7 % till 2019 by growing the collection productivity up to 99%.
  • As a part of liveliness productivity measures, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) of Lakshadweep UT administration will distribute 1 lakh LED bulbs.
  • Incandescent lamps/CFL bulbs will be replaced with LED bulbs under UJALA programme.
  • 3000 conventional street lights will also be replaced with LED street lights.

About Power for All programme

  • This is joint initiative of respective State Governments for preparation of State specific documents which was started by Union Government.
  • Under this program 24×7 power supply will be provided to all households/homes, commercial and industrial consumers and to Agricultural consumers as per state policy.
  • 22 States also have signed the ’24×7 Power for All’ Documents previously.

About UJALA scheme:

  • The UJALA scheme is being applied by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint scheme of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power.
  • It is LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP).
  • The scheme helps to decrease electricity bills of customers, underwrite to the energy safety of India and also help in environment protection.
  • The scheme was announced as “Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) ” on 5 January 2015, urging the people to use LED bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs, tube lights and CFL bulbs as they are more efficient, long lasting and economical in their life cycle duration.

- Published on: May 31, 2016