Standards and Labelling Programme

2023 OCT 21

Preliminary   > Environment and Ecology   >   National environmental initiatives   >   Government Schemes

Why in news?

  • The Government has launched the Standards & Labelling Programme for solar panels.
  • The labelling will be voluntary for the first two years from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025.During this period, no labelling fee will be charged. 

About Standards and Labelling Programme

  • It was launched by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in 2006.
  • Aims to provide consumers an informed choice about the energy and cost-saving potential of the star labelled appliances/equipment being sold in the Indian market. 
  • The scheme involves laying down energy performance norms for appliances/equipment by rating its energy performance on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 star labelled appliance being the most energy efficient one. 
  • Appliances covered: The program presently covers 34 appliances. Out of which 15 appliances are under the mandatory regime which means these appliances cannot be sold in the market without the label and 19 appliances are in voluntary regime where the market is in development stage.
  • Appliances under mandatory regime: Frost Free Refrigerator, Stationary Storage Type Electric Water Heater, Colour Television, Room Air Conditioner (Variable Speed), TFL (Tubular Fluorescent Lamps), LED Lamps, Chillers, Light Commercial AC Fixed Speed, Deep Freezers, Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Televisions, Room Air Conditioner (Fixed Speed), RAC (Cassette, Floor Standing Tower, Ceiling, Corner AC), Distribution Transformer, Direct Cool Refrigerator and Ceiling Fan



How many of the following comes under the mandatory labelling regime of Standards and Labelling Programme of BEE?

  1. Ceiling fan
  2. Colour TV
  3. LED lamps

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All the three

(d) None of the above