Hyderabad: The Government of India has launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, to promote social harmony and apprise rural communities of various government welfare schemes and initiatives.
The campaign will be implemented in 16,000 villages. As part of this initiative, low income households in these villages will be able to buy LED bulbs for a special price of Rs 50 under the Unnat Jyoti By Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme upto May 5, 2018.
The LED bulbs will equip homes with energy-efficient, cost-effective lighting, and higher lumen output than conventional incandescent bulbs.
Initiating this programme, the bulbs will be distributed to villages in Telangana. Lokesh Kumar, Collector, Khammam inaugurated the initiative by flagging off the UJALA van.
The van will travel across 73 villages in the State spreading awareness about energy efficiency, energy conservation and distributing the LED bulbs.
Implementing the UJALA programme, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Super ESCO under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, Government of India, has distributed superior quality LED bulbs to domestic consumers, enabling them to achieve energy saving of up to 90 percent, in comparison to incandescent bulbs.