In what is believed to be a milestone, more than 28 crore LED bulbs have been distributed under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme till 19th December 2017. Moreover, a total of 52.43 crore sold by private sector till October 2017. Much to the convenience of people, the defective bulbs are replaced free of cost to consumers by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
While speaking about the status of LED bulbs distributed in the country, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh said that as on 19th December 2017, more than 28 crore LED bulbs have been distributed under the scheme. In addition, other market players in the private sector have also sold 52.43 crore LED bulbs until October, 2017. It has to be noted that Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Power is distributing LED bulbs under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) to domestic consumers across the country.
Informing about the quality benchmarks adhered to in LED bulb manufacturing, Singh stated that the LED bulbs distributed under UJALA scheme undergo a 3-tier (at bidding stage, distribution stage and post-distribution stage) quality control checks, to ensure that only high quality LED bulbs are distributed. As a result of astringent quality control mechanism, the failure rate of LED bulbs under UJALA scheme is only 0.48% and all the defective bulbs are replaced by EESL free of cost to consumers. Read More…28 Crore LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Scheme, 52.43 Crore Sold By Private Sector