Over 49 lakh LED bulbs distributed in Rajasthan: EESL

The LED bulbs have been distributed at discounted price, in various circles of Rajasthan, under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme of Ministry of Power

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JAIPUR, December 10: Over 49 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed at discounted price in various circles of Rajasthan under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), an official said here today. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Super Energy Services Company under the Union Ministry of Power, said in a release here. With distribution of over 49 lakh LED bulbs, people of Rajasthan have come forward in encouraging numbers to make their homes and in turn state energy efficient, said Ritu Singh, Project Manager EESL. "EESL, is taking significant steps towards promoting energy efficient lighting in the city. Switching to LED bulbs will not only bring down our carbon footprint, but ensure savings, which is nothing but more money in the consumers' hands. Presently these superior quality bulbs are available for Rs 100 each across all cities of Rajasthan," Singh said, LED bulbs under the DELP scheme are available at Rs 100 per bulb, which is just one-third of the market price (a 7W LED bulb has a market price of around Rs 300). The DELP programme of EESL, GOI initiative, through a combination of aggregation and transparent procurement, has achieved a rapid decline in LED prices. EESL has been able to slash procurement prices by 75 percent and is able to pass this discount benefit to the consumers. In addition, thrust is to bring down 7 Watt LED price in the retail market too. So that there is sustainable market for these energy efficient LED bulbs, the release said. The DELP scheme is now implemented in all districts of Rajasthan through eMitra Kiosks at -- Churu, Nagaur, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bundi, Barmer, Jalore, Pali, Sirohi, Rajsmand, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, Pratapgarh, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Kota, Jhalawar, Baran, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Dhlolpur, Karauli, Bharatpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Alwar, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Hanumangarh. EESL provides free of cost replacement for all technical faults for three years. And the replacements shall be done through the distribution centres or designated retail stores. During the distribution, replacements can be done through any of the distribution counters that are operating within the city.