Manipur’s Kakmayai Becomes First LED Village

Kakmayai Village

Story highlights

  • The villagers are being provided two LED bulbs
  • As of today 90 percent houses have LED bulbs and LED TVs

Imphal: The State has come into light for sure. In recent reports, the Kakmayai Village of Manipur’s Thoubal district has become the first village in the state to be illuminated with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

According to the reports, Mangal Rural, an NGO, while endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign of lightening the rural area, provided LED bulbs as replacement of conventional lights in the village. The villagers are being provided two LED bulbs, free of cost and the remaining with minimum cost as a replacement for conventional lights. LED TVs are also being provided with easy installments.

The village comprises of 121 households, as of today 90 percent houses have LED bulbs and LED TVs. The NGO aims to replace all the incandescent bulbs with the LED ones.

The objective of the scheme is to replace the existing incandescent bulbs with LED lights and the existing high power consuming street lights with LED versions, the reports added.

Also Read: Gov. Heptulla says, National Media is portraying Manipur in bad light

India today has close to 300 million people who have no access to electricity who depend on wood fire or kerosene for their lighting needs. Through solutions such as solar lighting, we believe that we will be able to bring far less expensive, healthier and environmentally friendly lighting to this large population.


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