UJALA is a Government of India initiative to distribute LED light bulbs at lower rates. The scheme was originally launched in January, 2015 as ‘National programme for LED based home and street lighting‘. The aim was to replace incandescent bulbs with energy efficient LED lamps for residential and street lighting in India. Later the scheme was renamed as ‘Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA)'.
Assam Hydrocarbon and Energy Company Limited in association with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a PSU under Govt. of India, took initiatives to promote the use of LED bulbs, Energy Efficient Tube Lights and Energy Efficient Fans. AHECL have distributed 4,00,000 (Four Lakhs) LED bulbs across the State with the help of Aamar Dukans, Fair Price Shops, GPSS etc. of Department of Food & Civil Supplies, Govt. of Assam. The LED bulbs are being distributed under UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) scheme or the LED bulb programme of Govt. of India.
Details of LED procured by AHECL from EESL till 31.07.2017
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Assam Hydrocarbon and Energy Company Ltd (AHECL) is a public sector undertaking under Deptt. of Mines and Minerals, Govt. of Assam. The Company was established in the year 2006. Recently the Board of Directors of AHCEL decided to promote energy efficiency and save consumption of energy by way of distribution of LED bulbs at resonable cost.
Under a scheme namely Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), a Central Govt. PSU, named Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) procure LED bulbs from various manufacturers in bulk (in millions) at a highly competitive price. In order to promote energy efficiency in the state, AHECL has tied up with EESL and introduced the distribution of LED bulbs at a special rate of Rs.108/- (Rupees one hundred eight) only per bulb of 7 watts. The LED of 7 watts is equivalent to an incandescent bulb of 60 watts. Other advantages of LED bulbs are:
The company has planned to distribute the bulbs to the consumers at the grassroot level through Amar Dukans, Fair Price shops, GPSS, etc of Department of Food & Civil Supplies, Govt. of Assam.