NEW DELHI (INDIA): 544 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have entered into an implementation agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for replacement of street lights with LED street lights till 03.04.2017. This was stated by India;s Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.nnThe Minister further stated that the target is to replace 3.5 crore conventional street lights by LED street lights, till March 2019. As on 03.04.2017, over 19.67 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights. EESL is playing an important role as a catalyst in replacing the lights, while several other suppliers are also engaged in the same.nnProposal for replacement of conventional street lights with LED street lights has been submitted to remaining States by EESL. In order to encourage States/UTs to join this programme, Ministry of Power has also written to all the States/UTs requesting them to participate in this programme, the Minister added.