The Ujala program was launched on May 1, 2015, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Government of India. It is also known as the LED-based National Efficiency Lighting Program (DELP) to promote energy efficiency in all homes. The UJALA program is a joint project of the Union Ministry of Energy, India’s public sector government, and DISCOM’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Ujala Yojna, which has been introduced to replace “The Bachat Lamp Yojana,”. “Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)” has initiated this project in a joint initiative. Ujala Yojna is being implemented by the Electricity Distribution Company and the Union Ministry of Power.
OVERVIEW OF UJALA YOJANA
|Full form||Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Launched on||1 May 2015|
|Valid till||31 March 2022|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
|Area covered||across villages of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Power for rural India|
OBJECTIVE AND BENEFITS OF UJALA YOJANA
The UJALA program, also referred to as the LED-based Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP), aims to increase the efficient usage of energy efficiency in all aspects including savings, consumption, and lighting. This scheme is considered the world’s largest program. It aims to promote the efficient use of energy at the residence level. Other objectives include increasing customer knowledge of demand aggregation to lower high initial costs, promoting a higher uptake of LED lights for residential use, and increasing the efficacy of using energy-efficient products. According to the Ujala Yojna, every grid-connected customer with a metered connection would receive LED bulbs from the Electricity Distribution Company at subsidized rates.
•Power sector in India