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Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) - Government Schemes in India

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  1. UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) was launched by PM Narendra Modi on 1st May 2015, replacing Bachat Lamp Yojana. Within 1 year of UJALA's launch, 9 crore LED bulbs were sold in the country, reducing their electricity bills by INR 5500 Crores.
    1. Bachat Lamp Yojana was launched by government on 25 February 2009 to reduce cost of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) sold to consumers. It was implemneted through Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
  2. Scheme was announced as Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) on 5 January 2015, urging people to use LED bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs, tube lights and CFL bulbs as they are more efficient, long lasting and economical in their life cycle duration.
  3. Government aims to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs in India with LEDs by 2019.
    1. It will lead to reduction in load of 20,000 MW with annual estimated savings of over 100 million kwh and an annual reduction of INR 40000 Crores   in electricity bills. By end of FY 2016-17, 33 crores of LED bulbs have been sold across country.
  4. States Leading in LED Distributon - Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka.
  5. Current Prices of appliances under UJALA Scheme are -
    1. 9W LED bulb - INR 70
    2. 20W LED tube light - INR 220
    3. Fan - INR 1,200
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Last Update : Nov 10, 2017