Finance Ministry issues norms for Central offices to retrofit energy efficient appliances

The Union Finance Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all Central Government buildings across India. It has directed that usage of LED based lightings and energy efficient cooling equipment such as fans and air conditioners in government buildings will lead to savings in the long run through reduction in energy consumption.

Under the programme, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) intends to bring in investment of around Rs. 1000 crore covering more than 10,000 large government/private buildings by 2020.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a Joint Venture Company of PSUs of Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • KK Sharma is present Chairman of EESL. 
Source- The Hindu Business Line


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