UJALA Scheme

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme

"Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA)" launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1st May 2015, replacing the "Bachat Lamp Yojana". The scheme was announced as "Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)" on 5 January 2015, urging the people to use LED bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs, tube lights and CFL bulbs as they are more efficient, long lasting and economical in their life cycle duration.

About the Scheme
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi described the LED bulb as “Prakash Path” – “way to light". A simple act of change of one light bulb to LED at South Block Prime Minister's office heralded a movement in the entire country for considering the same change. The initiative is part of the Government of India’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency in the country.UJALA scheme aims to promote efficient use of energy at the residential level; enhance the awareness of consumers about the efficacy of using energy efficient appliances and aggregating demand to reduce the high initial costs thus facilitating higher uptake of LED lights by residential users.


Within one year of its launch, approx 9 crore LED bulbs were sold in the country. The programme was launched in July and reached the one-crore LED milestone on 9 August 2015. The total replacement has helped energy saving of more than 1.4 crore units per day.

As of 26 April 2016, a total of 10 crore LED Bulbs have been distributed under the scheme. This led to a savings of 35.6 GWh per day in energy and ₹14.24 crore (US$2.1 million) per day in cost and a per day reduction of 28,839 t of CO2.

For more details : visit www.ujala.gov.in

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