UJALA scheme steps in Jharkhand
“Ujala scheme” get launched in Jharkhand. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today launched energy efficient fans and LED tube lights under the ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ (UJALA) scheme in the state.Also under this occasion of launch of scheme a total 85 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed chief minister said. Ujala scheme is a scheme which aim to provide electricity in rural areas to the needy people. Chief Minister said that when he took charge two years ago, 30 lakh households out of 68 lakh did not have electricity, and since then seven lakh households have got it.
In Jharkhand state government has also set a goal under Ujala scheme electrify the rest 23 lakh households by March, 2019.
Note – The UJALA scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a JV under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India.
EESL plans to distribute more than 25 lakh LED tube lights and one lakh energy efficient fans to people on upfront payment under Ujala scheme in Jharkhand State. This scheme is estimated to benefit over 5.5 lakh consumers .
During his speech on the launch of Ujala yojana Chief Minister said -“The consumers have already realized how drastically their electricity bills have gone down and I am confident that with the launch of these two appliances, the result will be enormous.”
Ujala schemes will help the government manage peak demand of electricity and reduce power outage.
EESL would provide free of cost replacement of LED bulbs and tube lights for all technical faults for three years, as well as free of cost replacement of energy efficient fans for all technical faults for 2.5 years.
Also replacements can be done through any of the distribution counters that would be operating within the city, the release said.