|•||CM Shri Raghubar Das launches LED Tube lights and Energy Efficient Fans
|•||UJALA Scheme to benefit 5.5 lakh consumers|
|•||More than 85 lakh LED bulbs distributed in the state|
|•||9W LED bulb for Rs.65/; LED tube light Rs. 230/; Fan for Rs. 1150/-|
Chief Minister RaghubarDas today launched the energy efficient fans and LED tube lights for the consumers of Jharkhand under the UJALA (Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All)programme here.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief a Minister Das said that Government of Jharkhand has distributed more than 85 lakh LED bulbs in the state.
The UJALA scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a JV under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India. In Jharkhand, EESL plans to distribute more than 25 lakh energy efficient LED tube lights and one lakh energy efficient fans to people on upfront payment. It is estimated that over 5.5 lakh consumers will benefit from the scheme.
Under UJALA scheme consumers will be able to buy five high quality 20 W LED tube lights at ₹230 each and two energy efficient fans at ₹1,150 each respectively on an upfront basis. The consumers can also purchase 9W LED
bulbs at ₹65 each.Each consumer can save over ₹2,500/- annually by adopting domestic energy efficient appliances.
The consumers have already realized how drastically their electricity bills have gone down and I am confident that with the launch of these two appliances, the result will be enormous. The schemes will help the government manage peak demand and reduce power outage. We should all be proud that we are helping the environment by mitigating climate change through the adoption of energy efficient appliances. I am very confident that people of Jharkhand will play a significant role in this change. They will come forward and adopt this scheme to make their state and in turn
country energy efficient.,” CM Das said
EESL provides free of cost replacement of LED bulbs and tube lights for all technical faults for three years, as well as free of cost replacement of energy efficient fans for all technical faults for 2.5 years. During the distribution, eplacements can be done through any of the distribution counters that would be operating within the city.
The UJALA scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India on January 5th, 2015 with a target of replacing 77 crore inefficient bulbs with Energy Efficient LED Bulbs by March, 2019. Currently, over 20.50 crore LED bulbs, over 3lakh
LED tube lights and over 2.30 lakh energy efficient fanshave been distributed and 16.3 lakh LED street lights have already been replaced in the country. This is leading to a daily energy savings of more than 66 crore kWh and resulting in avoidance of over 5,416 MW of peak demand. Through the scheme the estimated cumulative cost reduction in bills of consumers, per day is INR 29.3 crores and 59.9 thousand tonnesof CO2 reduction per day.