Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy has started Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme to encourage energy efficiency and saving of electricity in the State. In Bhopal, this scheme was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Central Energy Minister, Indian Government on April 30, 2016.
While talking to the media persons the Principal Secretary of MP New and Renewable Energy and Managing Director of MP Energy Development Corporation Manu Shrivastava said that the people of the state are getting day by day more interested in the scheme. The cost is only Rs 85 per bulb, but the saving is more than the cost of purchase, he added.
Shrivastava further said that it is a 9 watt bulb with 100 lumin per watt that makes 900 lumin bright. The brightness is equal to a 100 watt bulb that means it saves up to 91 watt. If it is used for six hours a day it saves half a unit, he added. He said that moreover the best part is as it uses Light Emitting Diode to illuminate, it does not produce heat like ordinary bulbs.He and other officials of the department purchased the LED bulbs to send out a positive message to the public. He further said that the bulb has 900 lumin which is the highest in its kind until now.
The PRO of the New and Renewable Energy Department OP Sharma said that the bulbs costs Rs 85 per bulb and as if now the scheme will last for 6 months. To purchase the bulb one must bring an identity proof and he can purchase a maximum of 25 bulbs, he added.
These bulbs are available at all post offices of the state, at Akshay Urja shops, cooperative societies, at the offices of MP Energy Distribution Companies, temporary special sales counters and outlets. Other than that it is also available at the Village and Ward level markets, colonies and Hawt where special counters are installed for the sale of the LEDs.
Source - PTI