Gujarat Government has launched the Ujala Gujarat Yojana for distribution of energy saving LED bulbs across the state. The Ujala Gujarat Yojana has been launched under the central government’s Ujala Yojana scheme at a function in Vadodara. In this article, we will tell you about the new prices of LED bulbs, tube lights and energy efficient fans, eligibility, list of documents and complete details of the Ujala Gujarat Yojana.
Ujala Gujarat Yojana Latest Update
Gujarat govt. has decided to reduce the price of LED bulb following overwhelming response by people under UJALA Gujarat Yojana. As per CM’s decision, the bulb will be sold with price of Rs. 65 per bulb for cash and Rs. 70 per bulb for EMI along with keeping similar rate for both residential and commercial consumers of the state.
Chief Minister has also decided to initiate selling of LED tube-light and 5 star rated energy-efficient fans under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme launched by the Union Government. As per his decision, 20 watt LED tubelights will be given to consumers with a cost of Rs. 210 by cash with a total reduction of Rs. 20 in its price assigned by the Union Government.
The Five-star rated energy efficient fan will be sold at Rs. 1,110 price with a total reduction Rs. 40 in its price assigned by the Union Government for the whole nation. The EMI cost of LED tube-light and fan will be Rs. 230 and Rs. 1260 respectively.
Eligibility for Ujala Gujarat Yojana
- Applicant should be resident of Gujarat state.
- All ration card holders in Gujarat state are eligible for this Ujala Gujarat Yojana.
Cash or EMI Prices for LED Bulb / Tube Light / Fan under UJALA Gujarat Yojana
|Bulb/Tube-light/Fan||By Cash||By EMI|
|LED Bulb||Rs. 65 per bulb||Rs. 70 per bulb|
|LED Tube-light||Rs. 210 per tube-light||Rs. 230 per tube-light|
|Five-star rated energy efficient Fan||Rs. 1,110 per fan||Rs. 1,260 per fan|
List of Documents Required for Ujala Gujarat Yojana
- Aadhar card
- Monthly electricity bill
Salient Features / Benefits of Ujala Gujarat Yojana
- The government distribute LED bulb, tube lights, fans at highly subsidized rate.
- Benefits of the LED bulb at a very low price of Rs. 65 per bulb for cash and Rs. 70 per bulb for EMI. Similar rate will be applicable for residential and commercial use.
- 20 watt LED tube lights to be given to consumers at a low price of Rs. 210 per tube light by cash and Rs. 230 per tube light for EMI.
- 5 Star energy efficient fans to be sold at very low price of Rs. 1,110 per fan by cash and Rs. 1,260 per fan for EMI.
- EMI option also available for the consumers and the charge of 8-10 installments should be paid through the electricity bill.
- Low power consumption and saving electricity.
Objective of Ujala Gujarat Yojana
The state government has set a target of providing LED bulbs to 1.21 Crore households across the state. The main objective of the scheme is to encourage people to adopt sustainable energy options to save and reduce energy costs and consumption. Under the Ujala Gujarat Yojana, the state government will provide LED bulbs to the state residents at a subsidized rate. The LED bulbs under the scheme will be available at Rs. 65-70 per piece to the domestic consumers while LED bulbs will be sold at similar rates per piece to industries.
A single LED bulb can save upto Rs. 315 a year and installing LED’s throughout the home can save a lot to the domestic consumers. The provided bulbs under the scheme will come with 3 year replacement warranty. The LED bulbs will consume only 7-8 watt of energy and provide luminosity of 900 lumens.
The state government plans to distribute about 12 Crore LED bulbs to 1.21 crore households under the Ujala Gujarat Yojana. One household will get a maximum of 10 LED bulbs in the first phase and the amount will be charged in 8-10 installments through the electricity bill.
How to buy LED bulb under Ujala Gujarat Yojana
- The consumers can buy the LED bulbs by showing monthly electricity bill or ID cards.
- Government has set up 615 distribution centers across the Gujarat state to distribute LED bulb for the consumer.
- The consumer also visit Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) offices in Taluka/districts in Gujarat state.
- The scheme will not only help save cost to the consumers but also contribute to the energy security of India.
Previous Price of LED Bulbs under Ujala Gujarat Yojana
Ujala Gujarat Yojana was launched on 26th May 2016, and the price of bulb was Rs. 80-85. The price of bulb has been reduced by around Rs. 15 i.e new prices are Rs. 65-70. Similarly, price of led tubelights has been reduced by Rs. 20 while the price of energy efficient fans has been reduced by Rs. 40. This reduction comes because the Ujala Gujarat Yojana has seen a great response from the consumers.
Seeing the tremendous success of the scheme, the government has decided to reduce the price of the LED bulb, tubelight and fans. However, LED bulbs at reduced prices will be available to the households as well as commercial/industrial consumers. Under the scheme, each household is eligible to purchase a maximum of 10 LED bulbs.
Progress of LED Bulb Distribution under Ujala Gujarat Yojana
Ujala Gujarat Yojana has seen a great response from the consumers in the state. Within 2 months of launch, about 1.20 Crore LED bulbs were distributed under the scheme to 24 lakh families. On an average, consumers are buying about 2 Lakh LED bulbs every day under the scheme throughout the state. Under the scheme, each household can purchase a maximum of 10 LED bulbs. Recently the prices of Ujala LED bulbs were also reduced by the state government by Rs. 15. LED bulbs of Ujala Yojana are now available to purchase at Rs. 65-70.
7 watt LED bulb under the scheme can be purchased against a cash payment of Rs. 65. The consumers can also choose to pay through EMI which will be charged in 8-10 installments through the electricity bill. The cost of the each bulb purchased through EMI would be Rs. 70. The consumers can buy the LED bulbs by showing monthly electricity bill or ID cards. The government has setup 615 distribution centres across the state to implement the scheme.
References & Details
Information about Ujala Yojana in Gujarat – https://cmogujarat.gov.in/en/ujala-yojana-led-bulb-tubelight-fan-will-available-rs-65-rs-210-rs-1110-respectively/
For more details about Ujala Gujarat Yojana, visit at https://guj-epd.gujarat.gov.in/