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Lighting industry riding high on CFL boom….

Lighting industry riding high on CFL boom….
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First Published: Fri, Apr 04 2008. 06 19 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Aug 19 2008. 03 52 PM IST
New Delhi: With India missing its power capacity addition targets consistently, both the Central government and State governments are now focusing on energy conservation efforts such as replacement of incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). This in an effort to cut down on the estimated 18,000 MW of electricity used for lighting in the country.
A small village in the state of Haryana has shown the way to the rest of India by turning itself into a CFL village.
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The lighting industry in India is pleased with the initiatives taken by the government and non-government organizations as they are providing free marketing for them. The industry, which is growing at 20% per annum for the last two years, has seen the share of CFL increase at a higher rate. Bulb manufacturers plan to increase production from 100 million to 130 million by the year-end.
This could mean a win-win situation for all concerned....the public, the government and the industry.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 04 2008. 06 19 AM IST