Ama Ghare LED Scheme: Key Findings

Ama Ghare LED Scheme: Key Findings
  • Launch Date: 11th January 2019
  • Launched by: Odisha Chief Minister Mr Naveen Patnaik
  • Implemented by: Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL)
  • Purpose: To reduce the burden of electricity bills of the poor households and to provide quality energy to every household.

Key feature:

  • Under this scheme, about 95 lakh families will get four 9-watt LED bulbs for free of cost.
  • The eligibility criteria to avail this scheme are:
    • The beneficiaries must register under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the State Food Security Scheme (SFSC).
    • Also, they have to produce biometric authentication.
  • The LED bulbs will be distributed through camps and Public Distribution Shop (PDS) outlets.
  • The distribution of LED bulbs will begin at the PEETHA (Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives) camps.
  • Total of 3.8 crores LED bulbs are required for the purpose.

Scheme Benefits:

  • People can use low energy consumable LED bulbs, which in turn cause low energy consumption and low electricity bill.

About PEETHA Scheme:

  • The scheme is about to create awareness for various schemes of the government. This scheme is a sub-scheme of Ama Gaon Ama Bikas Yojana. Under this scheme, Rs. 5 lakh will be given to the best panchayat in each block every month for organising PEETHA.

About Odisha:

  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief Minister: Mr Naveen Patnaik
  • National parks: Bhitarkanika National Park, Similipal National Park.
  • Dance form: Odissi, Chhau, Sambapuri, Dalkhai, Chaitighoda, and Medha Nacha.
Scheme   Ama Ghare LED Scheme
Launched by Mr Naveen Patnaik
Implemented by Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL)
Launched date 11th January 2019
Start date of distribution In PEETHA Camps
Beneficiary The beneficiary of NFSA & SFSS Scheme
Total Cost of the project Rs 125 Crore
Total beneficiary 95 lakhs
Total distribution of LED bulbs 3.80 cr
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