The Ministry of Power has completed seven years of distributing and selling LED lights under its flagship Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme.
The MoP has distributed 367.8 million LED lights under the UJALA programme. UJALA has succeeded in bringing down the retail price of LED bulbs from Rs 300-350 per bulb to Rs 70-80 per bulb. Apart from making affordable energy accessible to all, the programme also resulted in massive energy savings. As of today, 47,778 MUs per annum energy has been saved, 9,565 MW of peak demand has been avoided, along with 38.6 million tonnes of reduction in CO2 emissions.