Given its electoral potential, finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget speech is expected to extol the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or the Saubhagya scheme.
A study conducted across 4 major Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad has shown that 76% of LED Bulb brands and 71% of LED down lighter brands across 200 electrical retail outlets were found to be non-compliant with consumer safety standards.
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” a new scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas on 25th September, 2017.
Under this scheme, each household in Melaka will get 10 high quality 9-watt LED bulbs at a cost of only RM 10, which is a special price and is almost half of what in begin offered in the market.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) plans to replicate LED bulb success in electric cars. The company has floated a tender to procure 10,000 electric
Taking a step forward in reducing energy consumption, the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) has converted 48 stations under it into 100% LED bulb lighting system.
The prices of energy efficient appliances — LED bulb, tubelight and fan — being distributed under the UJALA scheme are now available at uniform rates after the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax.
The LED industry has asked the government to withdraw its bulbs distribution scheme, alleging it is resulting in price distortion and discouraging retailers from selling the lamps.
Haryana government has successfully distributed over 1 crore LED bulbs under Government of India’s Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all (UJALA) programme.
A society headed by a former chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board P L Nene has said that there will be no growth in demand for power in the coming financial year 2017-18.