First LED Village Project of Gujarat
Gujarat Energy Development Agency has implemented LED village project at
Village Amrapura, Taluka Mansa District: Gandhinagar as the first LED Village
Demonstration Project in Gujarat. Project was jointly funded by BEE.
Amrapura is Samras Village (the Sarpanch is unanimously elected by the village), Nirmal Village and also known as Gokulgram Village. Total population of the village is approximately 1550 and there are about 285 households. Community of landlords, farm workers, potters, etc. reside in the village. The objective of the project is to convert entire electrified village to LED lighting for both outdoor and indoor applications.
Scope of the Project
Replacement of conventional lighting devices in all the households and all
street lights with LED lamps of adequate ratings.
Conventional Lights Replaced – 60/100 watt bulbs and 40W FTLs
No. of households – 285 nos.
No. of Community Places – 9 (Community Hall, temple, majjid, Milk
Cooperative, Panchayat Office, Water Works, Anganwadi, Nandi Ghar,
and Telibiya Mandali)
No. of LED Bulbs (9W rating) – 1000 nos.
No. of LED Tubelights (14W rating) – 350 nos.
No. of LED Street Lights (18W rating) – 55 nos.
Outcome of the Project
The project was executed at a total cost of Rs: 25 lakhs and the estimated
annual saving of electricity is 1.56 units of electricity equivalent to Rs. 8.00 lakhs
per year approximately. In simple terms the project payback period will be a
little more than 3 years and the life of the LED lamps is estimated at 50000