Piyush Goyal Launches ‘UJALA’ Scheme in Madhya Pradesh

Government of India’s National LED programme - Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) was launched today in Madhya Pradesh by Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goyal, at a function held in Bhopal. The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power. While addressing the gathering , Shri Goyal said that with the launching of  UJALA scheme in Madhya Pradesh today , energy revolution  has begun and will transform the State.  In the State,  3 crore LED Bulbs will be distributed  in the next 6 months under the Scheme . People of Madhya Pradesh will get energy efficient 9W LED bulbs at an upfront payment of just Rs. 85 per LED bulb, Shri Goyal added.  The Minister further stated that within just one year , 9 crore bulbs have been distributed under UJALA Scheme, which  helped consumers to save Rs 5500 crore every year.  UJALA will not only help reduce consumers their electricity bills but also contribute to the energy security of India. The UJALA scheme is being monitored in a transparent manner through a national dashboard (www.delp.in). In his address, Shri Chouhan hoped that UJALA scheme will bring UJALA in the lives of everyone. He said that usage of LED bulbs will not only results in reducing electricity bills but also help in environment protection


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