Maharashtra becomes first state in India to make LEDs mandatory in all new buildings
The state cabinet on Tuesday cleared the energy conservation policy which paved the way for the state to make LED (light emitting diode) lights mandatory in all new buildings in the state. This rule will come into effect once the state amends the development control rules for both urban and rural areas.
Maharashtra is the first state in the country to take this step. It has also decided to make all its government and semi-government buildings switch to LED lights from traditional bulbs and tube lights. Street lights across the state (mostly sodium vapour lights) will also be replaced with LED lights.