By BizLED Bureau
Mar 21, 2016: Over 80 million LED bulbs have been distributed under Central government’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme in a span of one year.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has already distributed 80 million LED bulbs across 125 cities in the country under the Government of India’s UJALA, stated an official from the Power Ministry. He expressed his joy as the government-run organization achieved the milestone recently.
This reflects the achievement of the citizens’ contribution in becoming more energy efficient. As 20% of the lighting budget’s contributor is domestic lighting, even a small saving will contribute to a substantial amount.
Distribution of these LED bulbs has led to daily savings of over 28.4 million kWh. And an added reduction of 23000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the UJALA scheme is fully operational in states various states across India.
Minister of State for Power, Piyush Goyal added that the UJALA scheme will give a new lease of life to the current DELP program. More states and union territories will be launching the national programme shortly, the statement said.
The UJALA scheme-being implemented by EESL- has been whole-heartedly accepted across rural and urban areas of the country.