Gujarat 1st in UJALA Implementation : Environment for UPSC Exams



Gujarat 1st in UJALA Implementation : Environment for UPSC Exams


  • Under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme, Gujarat has become the 1st  state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs

  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India, is involved in this exercise.

  • Gujarat has reached this milestone in just 96 days.

  • In Gujarat, 9W LED bulbs are being distributed under the UJALA scheme. These energy efficient bulbs come with a free 3 year replacement warranty for any technical defect.

  • Under UJALA, over 22 crore LED bulbs have already been distributed across India.

  • Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has described the LED bulb as “Prakash Path” – “way to light”.

  • The scheme was initially labelled as DELP (Domestic Efficient Lighting Program) and was re-launched as UJALA.

  • Every domestic household having a metered connection from their respective Electricity Distribution Company is eligible to get the LED bulbs under the UJALA Scheme.

 

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