Gangtok, March 24:
Power Department State Designated Agency has initiated a scheme “Energy Efficient Electrical Appliances Loan” for the C&D categories regular government employees for the aspirational district Gyalsing and Soreng, West Sikkim. The same is being launched by M.N.Sherpa, Minister for Power & labour Department, Government of Sikkim at Tashiling(Secretariat).
The basic objective of this scheme is to create awareness among the power consumers about the significance of efficient use and conservation of power energy Energy Conservation matter to consumer because of economical and environmental benefits it offers. Conserving energy results in monetary saving and protect the environment from excess resource use and carbon dioxide emission.
Under this scheme all the C&D category regular employees under West Sikkim are entitled to avail interest free loan up to Rs. 1.00 lakh on the purchase of any 5 star label electric appliance such as refrigerator, geyser, air conditioner, fan, water pump. etc. The implementing bank will be SISCO bank having its branches at Gyalsing. Hee-goan, Soreng and Sombarey West Sikkim. The payback period of the loan will be of 36 months.