Bihar ranks in the bottom six in Union ministry of power’s ambitious project of distributing energy-efficient cheap LED bulbs. Project termed as Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) was launched to make the country energy-efficient and affordable.
As per the latest data available on the website of the ministry of power, more than 12 crore LED bulbs have been distributed across the 19 states under the scheme. Of this, in Bihar around 27 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed. Website also shows that so far, nearly 4.2 kWh of energy has been saved per day, which amounts to approximately Rs 17 lakh.
Meanwhile, in the national rank list of LED distribution, Bihar is just above five underperforming states of Haryana (26.9 lakh), Odisha (26.01 lakh), Chhattisgarh (25.67 lakh), Puducherry (60,900) and Goa (500).
Among the districts in Bihar, Patna ranks first with distribution of 15.87 lakh bulbs, followed by Darbhanga (4.77 lakh), Biharsharif (2.40 lakh), Supaul (2.09 lakh), Sasaram (1.84 lakh) and Sitamarhi (56,500).
Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh emerged as top five performers on the list, with their distribution being in crores.