Retail price of LED bulbs under govt’s UJALA scheme drops to Rs 65 from Rs 550

Retail price of 9 watt LED bulbs under the government's UJALA programme has dropped to as low as Rs 65 per unit to encourage consumers to opt for these energy efficient lights.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 4:31 pm
LED bulbs, led bulbs price, led, piyush goyal, power minister, electricity, energy use, latest news, UJALA scheme, ujala Each LED bulb helps a consumer save anywhere between Rs 160 to Rs 400 every year and has a life expectancy of 25,000 hours, thus making the cost recovery less than a year.

Retail price of 9 watt LED bulbs under the government’s UJALA programme has dropped to as low as Rs 65 per unit to encourage consumers to opt for these energy efficient lights. “The aggregation of demand and bulk procurement has resulted in reduction of 88 per cent in procurement prices of LED bulbs from Rs 310 per piece (in February 2015) to Rs 38 (in August 2016), which is passed on to consumers,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Retail price of LED bulbs reduced to Rs 65 from Rs 550 during the same period. State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the nodal agency for implementation of the UJALA scheme, aggregates the demand across country and procures LED bulbs in large quantity for distribution to consumers through state distribution companies or utilities.

According to a statement, as of November 20, 2016, 5.96 crore of dwelling units have been provided about 17.89 crore LED bulbs under the UJALA scheme. The government wants to replace all the 77 crore incandescent bulbs sold in India with LED bulbs under this scheme. This will result in 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.

Each LED bulb helps a consumer save anywhere between Rs 160 to Rs 400 every year and has a life expectancy of 25,000 hours, thus making the cost recovery less than a year.

For availing of the scheme, a customer needs to provide a copy of the latest electricity bill, along with a copy of ID proof, to discoms. The LED bulbs are also made available through other channels by EESL. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme last year in January.

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    Parag mali
    Apr 14, 2017 at 10:39 am
    U want to purchase one fan under govt.ujala scheme but there is a no stock of fan Still last one & half month at thaltej torrent torrent outlet center of ujala in ahmedabad, gujarat. I am from aAhmedabad, Gujarat Parag mali
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      Parshuram Dhaked
      Mar 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm
      Very nice scheme.
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        nitin bage
        Feb 13, 2017 at 8:22 am
        want me ujala20W led tubes 20nos and WANT ME 9W LED BULBS 10 nos under gov.act
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          dcpshera
          Mar 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm
          i csc philips ujjala led bulb
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            Md Arsh
            Feb 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm
            I want to buy ujala philips led bulb but I cannot buy this how I buy ujala philips bulb
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              Md Arsh
              Feb 5, 2017 at 8:36 am
              From which place of Munger I can buy Ujala philips bulb give me suggestion
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                rahul
                Mar 24, 2017 at 1:05 am
                where do you want it please contact on this no.7415585735
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                  sunny
                  Dec 6, 2016 at 3:59 pm
                  where can the defective ones be replaced in mumbai - mira road
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                    Darkhorse
                    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm
                    The bulbs are available at same price in chain retail stores too
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                      Jk
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm
                      Aacha din.. Modiji
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                        jn
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                        You are 100% right
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                          JAYAPRAKASH MANAKKUNNATH
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm
                          Where to get it?
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                            HH Idom
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm
                            Isn't this the same "Bachat Lamp Yojana" from UPA 2010 time? Of course, with Modi every one of his "successful" schemes has been UPA rebing = launching... nice one ;)
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                              HH Idom
                              Dec 27, 2016 at 2:50 am
                              See costs of LED bulbs from 2010 to 2016....it has come down a lot! so UPA govt started the scheme and sold for cheap price when it was high market price, Modi govt is selling for cheap price but still higher than market price which is already cheap! You can buy in any shop for same price now!lt;br/gt;Puchhoge toh kahenge, just one more election jumla like 15 lacs...
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                                Vihari Naidu
                                Nov 28, 2016 at 11:17 am
                                Made in China bulbs promoted by Nationalists.
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                                  rene10050
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm
                                  Anything that saves consumption and costs are welcome to one and all . If China can produce so can we right ?
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                                    Sawan
                                    Nov 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                                    Weren't we boycotting Chinese products? Or, was it just for the Diwali? I think the BJP and bhakts have found the pulse of our Indian pysche. They have understood that we Indians believe that anything which hurts us should be good. The more the pain the geater the gain.
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                                      snigdhendu ghosh
                                      Nov 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm
                                      We need many schemes like this.
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                                        Swadeshi
                                        Nov 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                                        Have you congi jehadi boycotted your mobile yet?
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                                          Vijay S
                                          Nov 28, 2016 at 11:14 am
                                          great
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                                            vish
                                            Nov 28, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                                            Good move , Govt.should work to make it easily available at all points otherwise our crook Babus will sell in black .Make it online availability from Manufacturer directly to whoever wants to buy these bulbs.
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