7 Points About UJALA Scheme
① Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) - A National LED programme, was launched by Union government on May 1st 2016. Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi described the LED bulb as “Prakash Path” – “way to light".
② The scheme was launched by Nion Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy - Mr. Piyush Goyal. The initiative is part of the Government of India’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency in the country. UJALA scheme aims to promote efficient use of energy.
③ The UJALA scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under union ministry of power.
④ The scheme was initially labelled DELP (Domestic Efficient Lighting Program) and was relaunched as UJALA.
⑤ Under the scheme, every domestic household having a metered connection from their respective Electricity Distribution Company is eligible to get the LED bulbs. UJALA LED bulbs can be purchased at a price between INR 75- INR 95 per LED bulb, subsidised state-wise.
⑥ The union government has launched a online dashboard (www.ujala.gov.in) showing how many distributions of LEDs have taken place and how much energy is saved.
⑦ It is expected there will be 24 crore units of energy be saved every year.