Union Government launches UJALA Scheme

The Union Government has launched National LED programme – Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA).

It was launched by Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Key facts

  • The UJALA scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power.
  • It is LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). Under it, 3 crore LED Bulbs will be distributed in Madhya Pradesh in the next 6 months.
  • Under it, people of Madhya Pradesh will get subsidiesed 9W energy efficient LED bulbs by paying just 85 rupees per LED bulb.
  • The scheme will help reduce electricity bills of consumers, contribute to the energy security of India and also help in environment protection.

Background

The Scheme was launched as part of Union Government’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency in the country. LED bulbs have a very long life, almost 50 times more than ordinary bulbs, and 8-10 times that of CFLs, and therefore provide both energy and cost savings in the medium term. It will help in saving of energy around 24 crore units every year.

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Comments

  • phurba Rumba
    Reply

    Nice but still requires more emphasis on the whole country wide areas.

  • mohan
    Reply

    Thank you sir.

  • chiranjeev
    Reply

    thank sir

  • Pyare lal
    Reply

    pure desh me lagoo kijie…

  • Devendra
    Reply

    http://www.ujala.gov.in/
    please go to this link for real time monitoring of UJALA scheme

  • Tarun Gour
    Reply

    Sir i don’t know how to enter the address for the scheme of yours.I downloaded your app but I can’t find it.So please give a guideline to us.

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