Gujarat Tops in LED Bulb Distribution

IAS Prelims 2023

Under the Government of India’s UnnatJyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA)scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2.70 crore LED bulbs.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India, is distributing approximately 2 lakh bulbs daily in Gujarat which is again a record in itself.

Maharashtra has ranked second in the country in distribution of LED bulbs. Maharashtra has distributed 2,00,99,730 LED bulbs so far.

EESL is a joint venture company of PSUs of union ministry of power, which is nodal agency for distribution of LEDs across the country.

About UJALA Scheme:

Under UJALA, over 15 crore LED bulbs have already been distributed across India. This is leading to annual energy savings of 1948 crore kWh and resulting in avoidance of 3,900 MW of peak demand. Through the programme the estimated cumulative cost reduction of bills of consumers, annually is INR 7990 crores.