In order to cut down the power cost and turn the environment greener it is imperative that government take appropriate measures. One such initiative taken by the Government is the UJALA scheme. Under Centre’s UJALA scheme more than three crore energy efficient LED bulbs would be distributed in Tamil Nadu in another one year.
Speaking at the launch of the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme here, senior official of EESL said that it had so far distributed more than eight lakh bulbs, 1.9 lakh LED tube lights and 36,000 fans under the scheme in the state. Under the scheme high quality LED bulbs, tube lights and energy efficient fans will be offered at low rates.
The bulbs will be available at the offices of TANGEDCO which is a distribution arm of the state electricity department and petrol bunks across the state. In January 2015, Central government initiated the scheme with a target of replacing 77 crore inefficient bulbs with LED bulbs by March 2019.
TANGEDCO Chief Engineer, Coimbatore, M E Haldorai said, “This would result in an electricity savings of 416 crore kWh and estimated annual savings in consumer bills of more than Rs. 1,650 crore”.