LED Bulbs distribution under UJALA crosses 20 crore

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Scaling another benchmark India has crossed yet another benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme. This assumes significance given the savings of Rs 10,000 crore that will accrue annually in electricity bills of the consumers.
“UJALA crosses distribution of 20 Crore LED bulbs, annual savings of Rs. 10k crore, a milestone in India’s journey towards clean and affordable power” Piyush Goyal tweeted.
“Today India is a world leader in LED consumption and we’re selling 600,000 LED bulbs a day,” union minister of state for power, coal renewable energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal said on January 18 in New Delhi.
However, in the past two years, the government under UJALA scheme has not only brought down the price of these energy efficient bulbs by almost three times but has also through various means emerged successful in convincing consumers to shift to these energy efficient bulbs.
Under the UJALA scheme, the government plans to replace 77 crore conventional bulbs and CFLs as well as 3.5 crore street lights with LEDs over three years to save 85 lakh kWh electricity consumption every day or 15,000 tonnes of CO2 by. The energy conservation programme of the Government is in line with India’s stand on lower greenhouse emissions ahead of the Paris convention.