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Government Of Assam Mines & Minerals Assam Hydrocarbon & Energy Company Ltd

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme

  • 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

    Sl No.DateBrandWattageQuantity
    115.07.2015Surya Roshni72000
    205.08.2015Surya Roshni7512
    306.08.2015Surya Roshni71488
    407.09.2015Orient electric710000
    602.01.2016H Q Lamps950000
    719.02.2016H Q Lamps910000
    816.02.2016Orient electric960000
    1116.09.2016Surya Roshni930000

    Details of FAN procured by AHECL from EESL till 31.07.2017

    Sl NoDateBrandWattageQuantity

    Details of Tube lights procured by AHECL from EESL till 31.07.2017

    Sl NoDateBrandWattageQuantity

    Promotion of Energy Efficiency-Distribution of LED Bulbs

    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:

    • LED bulbs consume 90% lesser energy than incandescent bulbs and 50% lesser than CFL. Therfore usage of LEDs will reduce bill of electricity consumption by 50% to 90% on lighting.
    • Bulbs do not break easily.
    • The bulbs usually last very long and even upto 15 years if used indoor and as per instructions.
    • The  market price of a 7 watt LED bulb is around Rs. 400/- (Rupes Four Hundred) only whereas AHECL is distributing it at a special price of Rs. 108/- (Rupees One Hundred) only.
    • LED bulbs emit light only, and no heat is generated.
    • LED bulbs do not contain mecury which is poisonous for human health and environment.

    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.