The Government of India’s UJALA scheme was launched in Odisha by Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das on Monday. With the launching of the scheme, Odisha became the 14th state in the country to adopt UJALA initiative.
Under UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) scheme, all households in the state will get up to 10 LED bulbs of 9W at Rs 85 each, which would cost in the market Rs 310. Each bulb will have three-year warranty.
Similarly, commercial consumers are eligible to buy a maximum of 20 LED bulbs while institutions are eligible to buy a maximum of 50 LED bulbs under the scheme.
To avail the UJALA scheme, a customer needs to provide a copy of latest electricity bill along with a copy of ID proof. The LED bulbs provided under this scheme are of a superior quality and come with a life of over 25,000 hours.
The Energy Efficiency Services Limited or EESL, a Joint Venture Company of PSUs of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, has undertaken the job of distributing LED bulbs to the common people. The ESSL will open kiosks at each energy bill collection centre to sell the LED bulbs under UJALA scheme.
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