Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday proposed to take up a pilot project in Tirupur and Thanjavur zones to replace power-consuming conventional electrical bulbs with the more energy-efficient LED lights, covering 145 local bodies as part of the effort.
This is in continuance of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s directions to replace bulbs with the LEDs and ensure lower power consumption, better and efficient management of streetlights, a state government release here said.
Accordingly, the project will be taken up in 2012-13 in 145 local bodies, including nine corporations in Tirupur and Thanjavur zones and four technical panels and high-powered committees would be formed for this purpose, it said.
The project would be implemented with the participation of private players, it added.
She further announced a government subsidy of Rs 26 crore towards constructing new buildings for 10 municipalities across the state.