IMPHAL, April 22 - High Efficiency LED Reading Lamps and High Efficiency LED Bulb will be distributed to Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and Zilla Parishads in Manipur under Integrated Rural Energy Progamme (IREP) Scheme. This was stated by E Ibocha Singh, Director of Science and Technology in a press conference on Saturday.The LEDs would be distributed to the beneficiaries as part of the State Government programme ‘Go to the Village’, he added.
Setting up of District Science Centre and Planetarium are being taken up in Ukhrul and Churachandpur districts under 100 per cent NEC funding. The department has set a target of one year for completion of these centres.
According to the official, NEC has sanctioned Rs 802 lakh and Rs 785 lakh and so far released Rs 250 lakh as first instalment for setting up of two District Science Centres and a Planetarium.