India Post, which had been selling solar lamps, launched the sale of the eco-friendly lamps at the Head Post Office (P.O.) here on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Post C. Karuppasamy inaugurated the sale at a function held at the Head P.O. in collaboration with ‘Inthree,’ a market access division of a private firm, which connected organisations with rural markets.

Inthree has made available three models of rechargeable solar lamps made by Delhi-based RAL Industries. The lamps were priced at Rs.549, Rs.1,299 and Rs.1,999, its area manager V. Marimuthu said. The second and third models had provisions for mobile phone charging, he said, adding the lamps in three models would soon be made available in about 10 post offices in the district.

75,000 units sold in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka