UJALA scheme: Over 22 crore LED bulbs distributed

Estimated cost savings of Rs.31.3 crore per day

GN Bureau | March 30, 2017


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Over 22 crore LED bulbs have been distributed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under UJALA scheme, union minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha.
 
The minister said that the National LED programme, called Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) was launched on January 5, 2015, which is being implemented by EESL, a joint venture company of four Public Sector Undertakings of Ministry of Power to provide LED bulbs to domestic consumers with a target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by March, 2019.
 
In addition to EESL, several other suppliers are also engaged in the distribution of LED bulbs.
 
The distribution of 77 crore LED bulbs will result in estimated cost savings of Rs.40,000 crore per year. As on March 22, 2017, 22.01 crore LED bulbs have been distributed by EESL under UJALA scheme, resulting in estimated cost savings of Rs.31.3 crore per day.
 

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