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Over 25 crore LED bulbs distributed under UJALA scheme: EESL

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With the implementation of government's UJALA programme in Arunachal Pradesh, the world's largest non-subsidised LED bulb distribution programme is now being implemented across the country, EESL said today. 

Moreover, over 25 crore LED bulbs have been successfully distributed under the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) programme, in addition to over 28 lakh LED tubelights and 10 lakh energy efficient fans, EESL said in a statement. 

The programme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Power Ministry, in collaboration with various power distribution companies (discoms) in 29 states and seven Union Territories. 

"UJALA scheme is being implemented in each and every corner of India," EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar said. 

Post the implementation of GST, the 9-watt LED bulbs available under the UJALA scheme are priced at Rs 70 per unit across the country, while the 20-watt LED tubelights and the BEE 5-star rated energy efficient fans are priced at Rs 220 per unit and Rs 1,200 per unit respectively. 

Eligible consumers can purchase these appliances from the authorised EESL distribution centre nearest to their home.

Author: sustainabilityoutlook
Industry Term: energy efficiency LED bulbs