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Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will launch state-wide drive under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme to distribute LED bulbs to electricity consumers in the state. Patel will launch the scheme from Vadodara on May 26.
The drive will cover 1.21 crore electricity consumers by providing them about 12 crore LED bulbs at affordable rates. These bulbs will be made available to the consumers from May 26 onwards.
State Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said that because of high market price of LED bulbs at around Rs. 300, the State agencies would provide these bulbs to the consumers at a concessional rate of Rs. 85. “With this drive, the citizens of Gujarat will have a direct benefit of Rs. 2,500 crore due to lower price of LED bulbs. And with distribution of 12 crore LED Bulbs, every year 650 crore units of electricity will be saved, valuing at around Rs. 2,500 crore,” said Patel ahead of the launch of the programme.
The similar launch programmes will be conducted in the districts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Bhavnagar.
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