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Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) 

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  • January 9, 2022
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Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) 

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-III: Energy

In News: UJALA completes 7 years of energy-efficient and affordable LED distribution. In a short span, the programme has evolved to be world’s largest zero subsidy domestic lighting programme that addresses concerns like high electrification cost and high emissions that result from inefficient lighting.

  • 78 crore LEDs distributed across the country under UJALA
  • Saved 47,778 Million kWh energy per annum
  • 3,86 crore tonnes of reduction in CO2 emissions made possible
  • Gave impetus to the domestic lighting industry
  • Provided economies of scale to manufacturers through regular bulk procurement
  • Readily adopted by all the states, UJALA helped in reducing annual household electricity bills
  • Garnered attention from top management schools of India; now a part of Leadership case study in Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Furthermore, it is also under consideration for being included in the curriculum of Harvard Business School

News Source: PIB

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