As many as 5.15 crore households in India have so far used over 15.45 crore LED bulbs under the Unnat Jyoti Affordable LED programme, a government release said.
“UJALA is the world’s largest Light Emitting Diode (LED) programme for the residential sector. The initiative is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a public sector undertaking of Ministry of Power,” the release said.
The scheme is presently operational in 18 states and four union territories. EESL will roll out the scheme in West Bengal and North Eastern states in the coming days.
In the remaining states and union territories, the decision to roll out the scheme is pending with the respective state governments.
Under the UJALA scheme, consumers can avail these LED bulbs at an upfront cost and can save nearly Rs. 336 every year on their electricity bills per LED bulb, making the bulbs free to the user in just 3 months.
The government has a target of replacing all the 77 crore inefficient bulbs in India with LEDs. This will result in reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 100 billion kWh and Green House Gas (GHG) reduction of 80 million tonnes every year. Adrian Wilson Authentic JerseyShare This