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LED based lighting programme named UJALA

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In an effort to promote measures that can save energy the Union government launches various programmes.One such important initiative is to provide LED lamps to households and promote its usage to save energy. The new scheme of LED based lighting has been named UJALA.



About UJALA Programme:

  • UJALA‘ is the name given for the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)
  • DELP is successfully implemented across 120 cities in India
  • UJALA means Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All
  • This scheme is implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited
  • PM Narendra Modi launched the scheme to provide LED’s in January 2016
  • It targets to replace 77 crores of incandescent lamps with energy saving LED’s
  • UJALA is successfully running across 12 states in India namely Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttarakhand

Points to note

  • Union Minister of State (IC) for Power- Piyush Goyal
  • EESL MD- Saurabh Kumar