Naveen Patnaik launches free LED bulb distribution scheme


Naveen Patnaik launches free LED bulb distribution scheme

Around 95 lakh households registered under the National Food Security Act or the State Food Security Scheme will get four LED bulbs free of cost as chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched the ‘Ama Ghare LED’ (LED in our home) scheme.

The bulbs will be distributed in PEETHA camps to be held during 15th to 20th of every month. The eligible beneficiaries can also receive the bulbs in public distribution system (PDS) outlets across the state.

The chief minister launched the scheme during the Ama Gaon…Ama Bikash (our village… our development) initiative, perceived to be the largest people connect exercise that was held in seven blocks across five districts.

The initiative is also seen as an effort of the Naveen Patnaik-government to reach out to the rural poor ahead of the simultaneous elections due in April-May. Read More

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