In an effort to mitigate Delhi’s growing demand for power, the Delhi government is considering offering tax breaks to consumers looking to buy LEDs, in order to make the lighting products cheaper.
With demand for power soaring in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Friday announced that energy-saving LED bulbs will cost less in the capital.
Appealing to people to conserve electricity, she described LED bulbs, which now sell for Rs.399, as the answer to rising energy demand.
"Unlike CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), LED (light emitting diode) bulbs contain zero mercury and arsenic and save around 50 percent more electricity," she said.
She offered concession on value added tax on LED bulbs. These would replace ordinary bulbs and CFLs in street lights and government offices in the city.
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