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Over 25-crore LED bulbs distributed under UJALA scheme

Over 25-crore LED bulbs distributed under UJALA scheme

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) With the implementation of the Government of India’s Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) programme in Arunachal Pradesh, the world’s largest non-subsidised LED bulb distribution programme is now being implemented across India. According to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), over 25-crore LED bulbs have been successfully distributed under UJALA, in addition to over 28-lakh LED tubelights and 10-lakh energy efficient fans. The programme is being implemented by EESL, a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, in collaboration with various power distribution companies (DISCOMs) in each of the 29 states and 7 Union Territories. Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5, 2015 with a target of replacing 77-crore inefficient bulbs with Energy Efficient LED Bulbs, the distribution of energy efficient appliances under the UJALA scheme has led to annual energy savings of more than 3,277-crore kWh, while resulting in avoidance of over 6,597 MW of peak demand. The estimated cumulative cost reduction in bills of consumers, per year is ₹13,100-crore and has also helped in reduction of 2.7-crore tonnes of CO2 per annum. Speaking on the occasion, Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, said, “EESL is proud that the UJALA scheme is being implemented in each and every corner of India. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to every citizen of the country, who has pledged towards leading the way towards an energy efficient lifestyle, and contributed towards an energy efficient nation.” “The UJALA scheme is being hailed by reputed international agencies like the International Energy Agency and the United Nations as a viable case study for other developed and developing markets, and the 25-crore LED bulb milestone as well as the pan-India implementation of the scheme is only a testimony to the international recognition,”Said mr Kumar. Post the implementation of GST, the 9-Watt LED bulbs available under the UJALA scheme are priced at Rs 70 per unit across the country, while the 20-Watt LED tubelights and the BEE 5-Star rated energy efficient fans are priced at Rs 220 per unit and Rs 1,200 per unit respectively. Eligible consumers can purchase these appliances from the authorised EESL distribution centre nearest to their home. UNI ADP SNU 1755

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