The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The ministry is charged with overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development, including generation, transmission, and delivery, as well as maintenance projects. India faces challenges in electrical supply and delivery, and is often unable to meet demand, even in very large cities.
India’s Ministry of Power is planning to procure 200 million LED light bulbs via open bids in 2018, with Philips Lighting and Ledvance expected to remain as the largest two competitors, according to industry sources. In 2014, the ministry, in line with its Domestic Efficient Lighting Program, began to distribute LED light bulbs to households to replace incandescent ones in a bid to save energy and transform the country towards a better India.
The ministry procured 100-150 million LED light bulbs in 2017, with Philips Lighting supply of 50-60 million units and Ledvance 25 million units, the sources said. As the ministry aims to have traditional lighting completely replaced with LED lighting in 2019, its procurement of LED lights bulbs in 2018 is expected to rise to 200 million units. With this initiative, the government is intending to bring about a green revolution as well as save cut costs. The power consumption by the incandescent light is more and if all the conventional lights are replaced by LED lighting then eventually all the costs will come down.