The Centre has set a target to distribute over six crore LED bulbs through State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) in a span of one year, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today. “We will get 100X (times) growth in 1 year in LED Distribution at @EESL_India (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd) – From 6 lakh to 6 crore,” Goyal tweeted.
Under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), the government has already distributed about 3.77 crore LED bulbs through power distribution companies. The EESL is procuring LED bulbs for distribution under the DELP scheme. It has been able to procure LED bulbs for about Rs 73 per piece as of June, down from Rs 310 in February 2014, a reduction of over 75 per cent.