The direct representative of development happens to be light. No doubt why enlightenment is the term used to denote the learned, or anything progressive for that matter. However, there are many regions all across the nation that still do not receive the necessary amounts of light, making the quality of life deplorable and primitive and a sore thumb in a country that is actually fast-tracking towards development.
The EESL arm of the Convergence Energy Services Limited on 19th of March launched the Gram Ujala Scheme 2021.
About the Gram Ujala Scheme 2021
Under the implementation of the scheme, the central government aims to provide high-quality energy-efficient LED bulbs across households at just a meagre amount of ₹10 per piece.
These pieces will be offered to people in certain villages of five states of the country as a part of the first phase of implementation. The scheme would also be called the EESL ₹10 LED bulb yojana which aims to benefit the rural population of the country.
States involved in the first phase of the Gram Ujala Yojana implementation:
In the first phase of the scheme, roughly about 15 million LED bulbs will be distributed across the villages of these states:
- Aarah – Bihar
- Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh
- Vijayawada – Andhra Pradesh
- Nagpur – Maharashtra
- And several villages in Western Gujarat
The Gram Ujala scheme phase 1 will essentially be financed through carbon credits and will be the first of a kind scheme that distributes LED bumps in India. CESL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Energy Efficiency services or the EESL.
The LED lights distributed across villages will be ranging from 7-watts and 12-watts LED bulbs with three years of warranty and these bulbs will be given to rural consumers on submission of fully functional incandescent bulbs.
Each consumer gets to exchange a maximum of five LED bulbs and these rural households will also have metres installed in their houses so as to account for electrical usage.
Energy savings through these ₹10 LED bulbs
The Gram Ujala scheme is aiming to be an eco-friendly scheme and aims to have a significant impact on India’s steps towards aiding eco-friendly processes. There will be estimated energy savings of 2025 million kilowatts per year and Carbon emissions reductions of 1.65 million tonnes per year are expected.
The ₹10 LED bulb given under the implementation of the Gram Ujala Yojana will enable better illumination across households in the nation at really affordable prices. The new scheme will bring in brighter days and an enhanced standard of life alongside financial benefits like saving on energy consumption, more economic activity and better safety for citizens who have to otherwise make perilous journeys home every night on thief-laden streets.
With the implementation of the scheme, people in rural areas have a chance to improve their life. Through the implementation of this scheme, every house in India will have light when the sun sets, allowing people more room to work towards a life of their choice.