Under the modi government's energy efficiency programme, 210 million LED bulbs were distributed in the country till now which resulted in saving of Rs 11,000 crore for the consumers. The government had also reduced the prices of LED bulbs, which were hovering over Rs 350 earlier, to ensure affordability of these less energy-consuming units.
State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), implementing the UJALA scheme for distributing LED bulbs to the consumer, has reduced the procurement price of these lights to Rs 38 per unit.
According to the UJALA dashboard providing real-time information on the scheme, as many as 20.70 crore LEDs have been distributed so far which have the potential to save Rs 10,756 crore every year.
It states that this 20.70 crore LED lights can reduce 2.17 crore tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year and 26.89 billion units of electricity per annum. Besides, the portal also provides information that LED Industry has sold 26.3 crore LEDs until December 31, 2016.
Under Domestic Efficiency Lighting Programme, the government wants to replace all the 77 crore incandescent bulbs sold in India with LED bulbs. This will result in the reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 105 billion KWh and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions savings of 80 million tonnes every year.
The annual saving in electricity bills will be Rs 40,000 crore, considering an average tariff of Rs 4 per kWh.
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