North East

UJALA scheme launched in Sikkim



Sikkim Minister for Energy & Power and Labour, Dorjee Dazom Bhutia recently launched government’s Unnat Jeevan for providing affordable LED bulbs and Appliances under UJALA Scheme in the state. An estimated 1.45 lakh consumers are expected to be benefitted Under this scheme in the state. this scheme will lead to a daily energy savings of more than 7.04 crore KWH.

Bhutia expressed gratitude and congratulated the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) & Sikkim State Designated Agency (SSDA) for launching UJALA scheme in the state of Sikkim while speaking on the occasion.

He also said, since Sikkim is one of the most fastest developing state in the country with an increase in the number of industries, the demand for power is on the rise.

By adopting UJALA Scheme, consumers will see drastic decline in their electricity bills and it will also help the government to meet the demand of electricity during peak hours also, he said.

The minister also urged everyone to generate awareness among people and encourage people to use LEDs since conservation of energy does not cost anything.

it must be mention here that T\the UJALA scheme is an Energy Efficient Scheme which was launched by the Prime Minister of India on January 5th, 2015 with a target of replacing 77 crore inefficient bulbs with Energy Efficient LED Bulbs. At present, over 20.83 crore LED bulbs, over 4.47 lakh LED tube lights and over 2.88 lakh energy efficient fans have been distributed and 16.53 lakh LED street lights have already been replaced in the country.


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