As many as three crore LED bulbs will be distributed over the next six months under the UJALA scheme in Madhya Pradesh that will kick-start the energy revolution in the state, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
The Centre’s LED programme, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), was launched today in Madhya Pradesh by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Goyal at a function held in Bhopal, Power Ministry said in a statement.
People of Madhya Pradesh will get 9 W LED bulbs at an upfront payment of just Rs 85 per bulb, Goyal said.
The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of several PSUs under the Union Power Ministry.
Goyal further said within one year, nine crore bulbs have been distributed under UJALA Scheme, which helped consumers across the country to save Rs 5,500 crore.
The distribution of LED bulbs will happen through discom offices, discom bill collection centres, designated EESL kiosks, weekly haat markets, etc, the statement said.
Consumers can buy LEDs by presenting any identity card. These bulbs come with a three-year free replacement warranty in case of any technical defects.
The luminosity of 9W LED bulbs to be distributed in MP is of 900 lumens, which is highest in the country.
Each 9 W LED bulb gives the same luminosity as compared to a 100 W incandescent lamp, while consuming less than one tenth of power.