An IT company has launched an initiative to "gain by saving" by replacing lighting fixtures in its Pune office facilities with higher efficiency LED lights resulting in over 65% savings in power. These savings have been utilised to donate solar power LED lighting system to a remote village near Sakur in Sangamner taluka of Ahmednagar district.
The IT company identified 23 households near the Sakur village in Sangamner taluka of Ahmednagar district to launch the first project. The company donated solar powered LED lighting systems to each household and installed street lights in the entire village to give the villagers a 'new life after dusk'.
The systems were installed and formally handed over to Sandip Aher, tehsildar of Sangamner taluka. The IT company is targeting to complete the transition of the lamps in its facilities in the next 6 months, so the company can realise immediate savings that can continue to power villages such as Sakur.