The government on Tuesday (7 December) informed the Parliament that over 36.78 crore LED bulbs have been distributed under UJALA scheme which was launched in 2014.
Further, distribution of the LED bulbs has resulted in reduction of around 38.69 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum, the Parliament was told.
"Under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All (UJALA) Programme which is implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), LED bulbs were sold at Rs 340 per 7W bulb in 2014. The current price of LED bulbs being sold by EESL is Rs 70 per 9W bulb. The present retail market price is around Rs 80 to Rs 100 per 9W bulb," Union Minister of Power R K Singh said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
"As on date, 36.78 Crore LED bulbs have been distributed under UJALA scheme," Singh said.
The minister added that details of the numbers of bulbs purchased in private and public sector have not been compiled by EESL. However, as per the Electric Lamp and Component Manufactures’ Association (ELCOMA), more than 160 crore LED bulbs have been sold to the consumers by the private sector, he said.
Singh further informed that distribution of 36.78 Crore LED bulbs by EESL has resulted in reduction of around 38.69 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
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