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.
Objective of Ujala Gujarat Yojana
The state government has set a target of providing LED bulbs to 1.21 Crore households across the state in next one year. 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. 80-85 per piece to the domestic consumers while LED bulbs will be sold at Rs. 90 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 LEDbulbs 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 within next one year 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.
The scheme will not only help save cost to the consumers but also contribute to the energy security of India.
Prices of LED Bulbs Reduced under Ujala Gujarat Yojana
Gujarat Government has reduced the prices of LED bulbs being distributed under the Ujala Gujarat Yojana. The prices of the LED bulbs have been reduced by Rs. 10. The LED bulbs under the Ujala Yojana will be available at Rs. 70-75 instead of Rs. 80-85.
The reduced prices will be effective from Monday onward. At present the consumers are being charged Rs. 80 per LED bulb if they buy it in cash or Rs. 85 if buying through installments.
Launched on 26th May 2016, Ujala Gujarat Yojana has seen a great response from the consumers. The state government has already sold 63 Lakh LED bulbs within a month.
Seeing the tremendous success of the scheme, the government has decided to reduce the price of the LED bulb by Rs. 10. However, LED bulbs at reduced prices will be available only to the households not to the 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, launched on 26th May by the Chief Minister Anandi Ben Patel has seen a great response from the consumers in the state. Within 2 months of launch, about 1.20 Crore LED bulbs have been 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. 10. LED bulbs of Ujala Yojana are now available to purchase at Rs. 70-75.
7 watt LED bulb under the scheme can be purchased against a cash payment of Rs. 70. 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. 75.
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.