India saved 55.7 million units of energy through UJALA – Feedback

The ministry of power’s initiative Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA), has already resulted in 55.7 million units of energy savings and has reduced carbon emissions over 45,000 tonnes.

UJALA has benefitted more than 5 crore citizens across 18 states and 4 union territories. This has been possible only through robust distribution and awareness mechanisms. The government has also ensured that awareness of its UJALA programme reaches every beneficiary, irrespective of their social and economic background. Nevertheless, there are four states where the scheme has not taken off owing to necessary state government approvals. The government is engaging with the respective state governments and ensuring that the scheme is rolled out soon. The ministry of power, along with the state information departments, distribution companies and several other partners have ensured that the common man is made aware of the scheme through various platforms and in respective local language of the state.

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