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Key Highlights of UJALA Scheme

Published on Thursday, September 27, 2018
Key Highlights of UJALA Scheme

  • Launch: January 2015 

Objective of this Scheme:

  • To minimize the energy consumption with the help of energy efficient bulbs. 
  • Increase the awareness on using efficient equipment that can reduce electricity bills. 
  • Also, help to preserve the environment. 

Targets of the scheme

  • Replacing 77 Crore incandescent bulbs with LEDs by 2019. 

Companies involved in implementing UJALA

  • Electricity Distribution Company 
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) 
  • NTPC Ltd, 
  • PFC, 
  • REC, and Power Grid 

Eligibility criteria

  • Every grid-connected consumer having a metered connection can get the LED bulbs at about 40% of the market price. 
  • Minimum of 2 to a maximum of 10 LED bulbs can be availed by consumers. 

Prices of appliances under UJALA

  • 9W LED bulbs to cost Rs 70, 
  • 20W LED tube light to cost Rs 220 
  • For the UJALA appliances, Consumers appealed not to pay any amount over and above the prices fixed by EESL. 


  • Consumers can procure the energy efficient bulbs at a cheaper price (40% lesser than the market price). 
  • Energy and electricity bills can be saved. 
  • Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced. 
  • Three-year warranty on every LED is provided by EESL. 
  • The implementing agencies provided the toll-free number to register complaints on faulty pieces. 
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