Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has unveiled the Gram Ujala programme. Under this programme, CESL will distribute high quality LED bulbs at an affordable price of Rs 10 per bulb in rural areas. In the first phase of the programme, 15 million LED bulbs will be distributed across villages in Aarah (Bihar), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra) and western Gujarat. The programme will be financed entirely through carbon credits, making it the first such programme to do so in India. It will have a significant impact on India’s climate change goals, and will generate energy savings of 2,025 million kWh per year as well as carbon dioxide reductions of 1.65 million tonnes per year.