Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has started providing high-quality LED bulbs at Rs. 10 to select villages in India.
While in the first phase, five villages of the country in which Bihar’s Ara is also included benefited from this new initiative. As reported by News 18, CESL is providing 1.5 crore LED Bulb to Ara Bihar at the rate of Rs. 10.
In addition to Ara, the other four villages that are to be benefited from this initiative are Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), and some west villages of Gujarat.
Energy Minister R.K. Singh has started this new initiative under Gram Ujaala Program.
The LED bulbs that are to be distributed are 7 and 12 watts and come with three years of warranty. These LED bulbs will be given if a meter was installed in the house, along with the submission of general incandescent bulb. After submitting the incandescent bulbs a person can get a maximum of 5 LED bulbs.
It has been said, this program will positively affect the climate of our country and saves around 202.5 million units of electricity annually as well as will reduce carbon emissions by 165 million tonnes per annum.