Ujala LED bulb scheme, a LED bulb distribution scheme of central government has been launched by the Union Minister of Power Piyush Goyal on 16th June in Goa. Under the scheme, mass distribution of LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs at subsidized rates will be done in the state.
Under the Ujala LED Bulb Scheme in Goa, the residents will get 3 LED bulbs at Rs. 25 each in the first stage. Subsequently, each bulb can be purchased at Rs. 85, part of which can be paid in installments. The consumers will get 9 watt of LED bulbs under the scheme. The actual market price of the LED bulbs being distributed is Rs. 300-350.
The scheme of Ujala LED bulbs was launched by the minister while addressing a two-day conference on power and renewable energy Panaji. The government aims to distribute about 15 lakh LED bulbs affecting 5 Lakh households in the state in the first state of the scheme.
The scheme will not only help cut power bills for the consumers but also help saving a lot of electricity for the nation. According to the minister, the Ujala scheme is a part of the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get 24×7 power for all. Ujala scheme in Goa is expected to save over 78 million KWH of power every year in the state and about Rs. 850-1,000 on annual electricity bills per household.
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The government is ensuring that all the scheme related to energy conservation and production are being implemented successfully in a completely transparent manner.
Pradhan Mantri UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for all) Yojana is a central government scheme under which LED bulbs are being provided to consumers at subsidized rates.