UJALA: Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance
- UJALA and Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) of the central government has completed five successful years on January 5, 2020.
- Through the UJALA initiative, over 36.13 crore LED bulbs have been distributed across India. This has resulted in estimated energy savings of 46.92 billion kWh per year and an estimated GHG emission reduction of 38 million t CO2 annually.
- Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) is the world’s largest streetlight replacement programme. Nearly 1.03 crore smart LED streetlights have been installed till date, enabling an estimated energy savings of 6.97 billion kWh per year
- Both have been spearheaded and implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.