Ujala scheme keeps 64% of the citizens in darkness

A survey by LocalCircles finds that majority of the citizens are unaware about how to avail the scheme benefits

GN Bureau | September 5, 2016


#UJALA   #LED bulbs   #LocalCircles  

Nearly 64 percent of the citizens haven’t received the LED bulbs under a union government’s scheme nor do they know how to get them, says a survey carried out by LocalCircles, a citizen engagement platform. The poll, conducted across more than 56 cities and 20 plus states, found the reason behind this lack of outreach and knowledge to be improper communication about the scheme to consumers. They survey also found that people are not aware of where to procure these bulbs from, how many bulbs can they buy and what is the paperwork required for the same.

The government’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme provides LED bulbs at subsidised rates to every household. It was launched by prime minister Narendra Modi in April 2015 with an aim to decrease power consumption as CFL and incandescent bulbs consume more power than LEDs.

“It is a good scheme to reduce overall power consumption, and though the process has been well defined by the central government’s nodal agency it is not being followed at the state level. As a result the scheme is not being implemented across number of states,” said K Yatish Rajawat, chief strategy officer, LocalCircles India.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Modi wave, it seems, shows no signs of stopping

The voters’ trust in Brand Modi is not a short-term affair – if anything, it is only increasing, or so it seems going by the numbers exit polls have given after the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections. Predictions from three TV channels differ widely but each has the BJP/NDA in the top p

All you wanted to know about Maharashtra, Haryana elections

Fact Sheet: Maharashtra assembly elections * Date of polling: 21 October * Date of counting 24 October * Assembly Constituencies: 288 * 2014 results: The BJP contested 260 states, and won 122, with a voting percentage of

Manmohan Singh favours ‘time-tested measures’ for economy

The much hyped ‘double engine’ model of governance on which the BJP is seeking votes has utterly failed, and Mumbai and Maharashtra have had to face some of the worst effects of economic slowdown, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said. A lot of problems facing Maharashtra

“If the oppn is weak you can’t blame the govt for that”

A three-term Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Raut is the Shiv Sena spokesperson and its voice in parliament. He is also the executive editor of Marathi newspaper Samana, started by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Raut spoke with Geetanjali Minhas on his party’s seat-sharing agreement

Ashish Shelar of BJP says, “We are very confident of victory”

Ashish Shelar, 47, was the president of the Mumbai city unit of the BJP, before he became the minister of school education, sports and youth welfare in the Maharashta government this year. He has represented the Vandre West constituency in the state assembly and seeking re-election. In a chat with

Nobel for economics goes to `global fight against poverty`

The Nobel Prize in economics for 2019 goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." The prize, known as “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”, was announc



Archives

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter