Vattiyurkavu : A long queue in front of the Vattiyurkavu LP School. Despite
the unbearable heat, exhausted and sweating women and men, from all
walks of society, have lined up like ants inside the school. Every one
of them with a pair of bulbs in their hands.
is the catch?
The Energy Management Centre,
under the Department of Power, Government of Kerala, is distributing CFL
bulbs at Vattiyurkavu.
All one needs to do is take a
coupon. Along with the coupon, bring two old bulbs, your electricity
bill and pay 30 rupees. You get two brand-new Philips CFL bulbs for all
The point is that it is not restricted to the
BPL (Below Poverty Line) category, but it’s open to all who can produce
their electricity bills. KSEB officials are enthusiastically busy
giving coupons, checking bulbs and helping out the needy.
the free CFL Distribution will be held at Nettayam and on 16th it will be held at
“Since government has increased
the electricity charges, these CFL bulbs will surely help us reduce our
bills,” says Sandhya Sanjeev, a teacher by profession and a resident of