The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has announced that the government is planning to distribute 3 crore LED bulbs in Tamil Nadu under the UJALA scheme. EESL said that tube lights and fans will also be distributed to people in Tamil Nadu. In a press release, EESL said, “In Tamil Nadu, government aims to distribute three crore LED bulbs, 35 lakh LED tube lights and 10 lakh fans to consumers.” It is estimated that the program will help save massive amounts of energy. It is expected that when the program is fully implemented, consumers will save more than Rs 1,650 crore and it will also result in energy savings of 416 crore kWh annually.
The press release also states that the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all (UJALA) programme has already been launched in Chennai and very soon it will be introduced in all other districts of Tamil Nadu. According to Rajkumar Rakhra, National Programme Manager, UJALA, EESL, the initiative will help consumers in reducing their electricity bills. It will also help the government save energy and benefit the environment as well. The overall target of the program is to replace 77 crore inefficient bulbs with LED bulbs. Till date, 23.4 crore LED bulbs, 20.6 lakh tube lights and 7.7 lakh fans have been given to consumers in 25 states.