Odisha Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das launched UJALA scheme, the LED-based efficient lighting programme.
The aim of the programme is to improve energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption of the State, this will benefit consumers as their energy bills will come down substantially.
The programme is expected to save energy of more than 290 million units resulting in capacity reduction of about 275 MW in the power generation. 47 lakh domestic consumers and three lakh commercial consumers will benefit from this programme.
Under UJALA scheme, all households in the state will get up to 10 LED bulbs of 9W at Rs 85 each which market price Rs 400 each.