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NDMC to distribute LED lights for its employees on Holi

In about a year from now, Central Delhi is set to see a major dip in power consumption to the extent of 33 million units. With a campaign called “Mission Palika Navjyoti”, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to replace all its households, buildings, and street lights with LED lights to save fuel consumption.

To start with, the civic body has decided to gift its 12,000 employees three LED bulbs each instead of Rs 94 lakh worth sweets on Holi which it had been traditionally distributing drawing much criticism from all quarters. Besides, it will also be facilitating use of these bulbs through the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) introduced by the Centre on January 5.

“We distribute sweets to our safai karamcharis (sanitation workers) every year on Holi. But last year we distributed them to all our employees. This year we will replace the sweets with LED lights,” said NDMC chairperson Jalaj Shrivastava. An RTI application last year had revealed that sweets worth Rs 94 lakh were distributed to its staff on Holi. 
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