The distribution of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) under the Bachat Lamp Yojna (BLY) has begun in the Jalandhar circle. Under the scheme, each consumer can get maximum of four CLFs at a subsidised rate of Rs 15 each.
The consumer has to give four incandescent lamps (ICLs) in working condition to get four CFLs at subsidised rate. C-quest Capital Green Ventures has the contract for distribution of CFLs and is approaching consumers falling under the Model Town sub division, Jalandhar East, Jalandhar West and Nakodar sub-division of the Jalandhar circle and Kartarpur sub-division of the Kapurthala circle of the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL).
These five sub-divisions have more than two lakh consumers. As per the scheme, consumers have to participate voluntarily and it depends on them whether they want to take the benefit of the scheme or not.
The BLY scheme is developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a Government of India undertaking to promote energy efficient lighting for households in India.
The BEE is coordinating the programme of activities through collaboration with the power distribution companies, while PSPCL is acting as facilitator in the state for the implementation of the scheme.As per information, the company after finishing the work at Jalandhar would move to Mohali where too it has to cover around 2.5 lakh consumers.
The company has already covered Amritsar district and distributed more than three lakh CFL there.
PSPCL deputy chief engineer HS Bedi said that in the first phase, the CFL distribution companies would cover Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, SAS Nagar, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur.
He said by August they would complete the first phase of covering 14 lakh consumers.
The tendering process for the other cities is also going on and the distribution of CFLs will start soon their too. The deputy chief engineer said the state had more than 50 lakh domestic consumers.
Though representatives of the distribution company are approaching consumers, they can also be contacted on 9779470997.