Recent Milestone in Gram Ujala programme
Under the Flagship Gram Ujala Programme, the state-owned CESL has achieved a milestone to distribute 50 lakh LED bulb. This milestone was achieved under the Project Crore of the Gram Ujala Programme.
- CESL started this programme under the leadership of Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh, in March 2021.
- It achieved the milestone of distributing 10 lakh bulbs in a single day, on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day 2021 in December.
- Under the programme, CESL is providing high-quality 7-watt and 12-watt LED bulbs at the cost of Rs 10 per bulb, in exchange of working incandescent bulbs. It also provides a 3-year guarantee on it.
- Every household is entitled to exchange a maximum of five bulbs.
Significance of the programme
The distribution of CESL has resulted in energy savings of 71,99,68,373.28 units per year and the cost savings of Rs 250 crore per year across rural areas of the states covered under the scheme.
Which states are covered under the scheme?
Gram Ujala’s scheme is being implemented in rural households across the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. The programme will be run till March 31, 2022.
Who is supporting CESL?
Under the SHINE programme, the CESL is supported by C-Quest Capital in the entire distribution journey.
CESL is a subsidiary of state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), which is a joint venture of public sector companies. It has been established under Ministry of Power. CESL focuses on delivering clean, affordable and reliable energy.