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What is UJALA Yojna?

The UJALA Yojna was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 1st May 2015 under the Indian Government. This scheme was established with the replacement of the Bachat Lamp Yojana. It is a joint initiative by the Public sector of the Indian Government, EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) under the Union Ministery of Power and Electricity Distribution Company. 

The full form of UJALA is Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All.

UJALA Yojana

What Are The Main Objectives Of The UJALA Yojana?

The following are the main objectives of the UJALA Yojana:

  • This scheme is also called the LED-based Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP).
  • It aims to promote the efficient use of energy for all, which means its consumption, lighting and savings.
  • It is the World’s Largest Program.
  • The main goal is to promote the efficient usage of energy at the residential level.
  • It also enhances the awareness of consumers about the efficacy of utilising energy-efficient appliances.
  • It also talks about aggregating demand in order to reduce the high initial costs.
  • LED bulbs will be distributed by the Electricity Distribution Company at subsidized rates.

What Is The Implementation of the UJALA Yojana?

The implementation of the UJALA Yojana was done successfully in terms of risk factors and investments as well. It was implemented as a joint contribution of DISCOM and EESL. Following are some of the outputs that were put forward under this scheme:

  • There will be a load reduction of 5000 MW
  • It will replace 200 million ordinary light bulbs with these LED bulbs
  • It will reduce the emissions caused by greenhouse gases by 79 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide
  • The overall target is to replace 770 million LED lights in 3 years
  • The expected annual energy savings is 105 bn kWh
  • The expected reduction of peak load is 20,000 MW
  • The annual estimated greenhouse gas emission reductions are 79 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide

What Are The Documents Required To Get The LED Bulbs Under UJALA Yojana?

The following documents are required if you need to get the LED Bulbs:

  • Photocopy of the latest electricity bill
  • Copy of photo ID proof
  • Copy of residential proof
  • Advance cash in case of on-bill finance

Why LED Bulbs Are Selected Under The UJALA Yojana?

The UJALA Yojana focuses on distributing the LED bulbs as the LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) provide better light output and consume only one-tenth of the energy as compared to any other normal or ordinary bulb. The scheme also aims to distribute 20W LED tube lights to the customers which are 50% more


When was the UJALA Yojana launched?

The scheme was launched on 1st May 2015.

Under which Government Ministry, this scheme was launched?

This scheme was launched under the Ministry of Power.

How is the LED bulb described under this scheme?

The LED bulb is defined as ‘Prakash Path’ which means the way to light.