Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, and New & Renewable Energy said that the Government is committed to make LED lights a way of life in India. While addressing a conference on ‘Business of Lighting’ here today Shri Goyal said that the aim of the government is to completely replace all incandescent bulbs in the country with LED lights in next three years. This will provide huge business opportunity to the lighting industry. Shri Goyal hopes that in next 3 years India can rapidly expand LED market.Urging the whole lighting fraternity to correct the market pricing of LED , Shri Goyal said that it cannot be anomalous situation where government procure LED bulb at Rs 72/ unit and market continues to price itself very high. The gap still looks unreasonably huge. Correcting this gap will help them to increase the production in terms of volumes, Shri Goyal added. He further said that Government is facilitating industry to mature and reach to every home by promoting the LED programme in the country. He further said that Government is capable of providing LED bulbs to every household at lower rates but it will remove the competitive edge from the industry. At the end of the day market forces have to take over, Shri Goyal added.
On the question of ensuring availability of quality LED products , Shri Goyal appealed the lighting fraternity to become whistle blower for bad quality products coming into Indian market. He urged them to help set quality standards for imported products in the country. He emphasised that eventually it is the self regulation within the industry that will protect the nation from spurious products otherwise incentive of replacing incandescent bulbs will be lost. Shri Goyal said that there is scope for more innovation in the products related to LED. He stated that government is willing to support research and development for bringing innovation in this industry. Solar LED street lights are the future of this industry and it can provide unimaginable business opportunities in remote areas of the country. He wished Indian industry to not just assemble but also starts manufacturing the LED lightings.On the occasion, Shri Goyal also launched National DELP Dashboard for continuous monitoring of LED distribution under 100 City Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme ( DELP) managed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited.
National DELP Dashboard : An Overview
National DELP Dashboard is an integrated, real-time, and web-based dashboard which dynamically refreshes at an interval of 15-sec to display in real-time, number of LEDs distributed at national level. This is achieved by aggregating real-time feeds from multiple states where DELP is ongoing.National Dashboard also offers a DELP state view – allowing the user to view state wise DELP numbers on India’s map, thus presenting at an interval of 15 sec the number of LEDs distributed at individual state level. Only the states where DELP is ongoing appear highlighted.This real-time continuous monitoring is achieved by ensuring real-time electronic recording of each LED transaction executed at each DELP kiosk, a booth to facilitate distribution of LEDs, placed across the city. The kiosk level data is consolidated at city level, which in-turn is consolidated at state-level. The State level numbers aggregate to form the National DELP number displayed through a centralized web-based system.The link to National DELP Dashboard is as follows: http://delp.cruxbytes.com/forms/national-delp-dashboard.aspx