The contribution of the lighting sector to the total consumption in India is about 20 percent. At present, most of the lighting needs of domestic and public lighting are met by inefficient, conventional, incandescent bulbs. The Government of India is committed to achieving the goal of replacing all 77 crore inefficient bulbs in India with LEDs. This would enable a 20,000 MW load reduction every year, 100 billion kWh of energy savings and 80 million tonnes of Green House Gas (GHG) reduction possible. It is estimated that this is equivalent to setting up of about 5 large thermal power plants in the country. Apart from this, Rs 40,000 crore will also be saved in the electricity bills of the consumers in the country.
What is UJALA Scheme?
National Program for Government – advanced light by affordable Elidij For All (light) that is subsidized LED for enhanced light (light) introduced recently went out of Bhopal. The program is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) , a state-owned joint venture company of the Ministry of Power. The LED-based Home Efficient Lighting Program (Domestic Efficient Lighting Program-DELP) has been named ‘ UJALA ‘.
Initially, the UJALA scheme is being fully operationalized in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Uttarakhand. Many more states and union territories will join this scheme.
The UJALA scheme being implemented by EESL has been widely accepted in rural and urban areas of the country. The main reason for this widespread acceptance is the ability of LED bulbs, on the basis of which they give light continuously even when the voltage is low. On the other hand, ordinary bulbs and CFLs often do not give good light in low voltage.
The main objective of the UJALA scheme
LED bulbs have to be supplied to all the houses of the country as soon as possible, which will reduce the consumption of electricity, and save more and more energy.
Ujala scheme information
|full name of ujala yojana||Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA)|
|started by||Ministry of Power, Government of India|
|right to enforce||Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL)|
|When was this scheme implemented||30 April 2016|
|led bulb power||6 watts|
|led bulb warranty||3 year|
|led bulb location||Discom Office, Electricity Bill Cash Counter, EESL Kiosk, Weekly Market|
led bulb price
If you buy this bulb from the market then you get it up to Rs 160 but if you buy it from a BPL card then you will get it for Rs 85.
Highlights of Ujala Yojana
- Ujala scheme will save a lot of electricity.
- Every year 9 crore bulbs will be distributed under this scheme.
- The bulbs that are distributed in this scheme have 10 times more light than other bulbs.
- The reduction of 20 thousand MW load every year will be possible in the plan.
How to apply for getting bulbs in Ujala Yojana
- If you want to apply for taking bulbs in this scheme, then you have to first go to the National Lighting Dashboard website.
- Submit the form by filling in all the information asked in the prescribed form on the website.
- After this, go to the disco office and see all your information.
- After this, you can take advantage of Ujala Yojana.
Highlights of Ujala Yojana
- Consuming less power, a 9 watt LED bulb gives the same amount of light as a 100 watt bulb.
- As on 18 March 2016, EESL has distributed more than 80 million LED bulbs within a year in 125 cities of the country under the UJALA scheme of the Government of India.
- With this scheme, not only the consumers will have to pay less bills but also electricity will be saved in the country.
- The use of LED bulbs will also protect the environment.
- Achieving the target of distributing 8 crores LED bulbs over a period of 12 months has resulted in a daily savings of 2.84 crore kWh.
- This savings is capable of lighting more than 20 lakh homes for 365 days.
- Apart from saving electricity in unit terms, it has also helped in reducing the daily emissions of CO by 23,000 tonnes.
- The cost of the bulbs distributed under the Ujala scheme is much less than the market price.
- Three years free replacement warranty is also given on these superior quality bulbs.
Ujala yojana status
Now all the people in the country are engaged in using LED bulbs so that the consumption of electricity in the houses can be reduced. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has distributed LED bulbs in 125 cities of the country under the UJALA ( Unnat Jyoti through Affordable LED for All) scheme of the Government of India. Low consumption home lighting is also one of the biggest contributors to energy savings around the world. Achieving the target of distribution of 8 crores LED bulbs within a period of 12 months has resulted in daily savings of 2.84 crore KWh. Apart from saving electricity in unit terms, the country has also benefited by reducing the daily emissions of CO by 23,000 tonnes.
Where is Ujala Yojana being operated at present?
UJALA scheme is fully operational in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Uttarakhand. Many more states and union territories will soon launch national programs.
Eligibility for Ujala Yojana
All those consumers who have been given a metered connection from the electricity distribution company are eligible to get LED bulbs under the UJALA scheme program by purchasing LED on consumer EMI payment (on monthly / bi-monthly installments in the electricity bill) or by paying in advance. can. The following documents are required to be carried by the consumer to get the Ujala LED bulb.
- For EMI – Copy of latest electricity bill and copy of Government authorized ID proof.
- For Advance – Copy of Government Authorized ID Proof.
led bulb price
What will be the cost of an LED bulb?
Ujala LED bulbs can be purchased at a cost of Rs.75 – Rs.95 per LED bulb. The difference in the prices of LED bulbs may vary from state to state due to taxes (VAT, octroi, etc.); Along with this the distribution and awareness cost, ; Annual Maintenance Cost (AMC); Will also depend on the cost of capital and administrative cost, etc.