Gujarat fastest state to distribute LED bulbs
Under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme, Gujarat has become the fastest state in the country to distribute one crore LED bulbs in less than 50 days.
Over 20 lakh households in Gujarat have already benefited from the UJALA scheme, under which 9W LED bulbs are being distributed in the state. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company under the Union Ministry of Power, is implementing the scheme.
These energy efficient bulbs come with a free three year replacement warranty for any technical defect. To avail the bulbs, consumers have an option of paying an upfront amount of Rs. 70 per bulb or they can choose to pay through EMI by paying Rs. 75 in total, where nearly Rs. 20 per LED bulb will be added to their bi-monthly electricity bill for a period of four bill cycles. Consumers stand to save nearly Rs. 336 every year on their electricity bills per LED bulb, making the bulbs free to the user in just 3 months.