SME Times News Bureau | 11 Jan, 2019
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a new scheme 'Ama Ghare LED' here on Friday.
the scheme, four numbers of nine watt LED bulbs will be distributed to
each beneficiary registered under National Food Security Act (NFSA) and
the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS), free of cost.
lakh beneficiaries will be benefited under this scheme. We hope there
will be a decrease in electricity bill with the use of quality LED
bulbs," informed Energy Secretary Hemant Sharma.
The state government will procure 3.80 crore LED bulbs for distribution among the beneficiaries.
LED bulbs will be distributed at Public Distribution System (PDS)
outlets as well as in PEETHA (People's Empowerment - Enabling
Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiative) camps, said
The state government had approved the scheme of
distributing LED bulbs in its annual budget for 2018-19 fiscal. It is
seen as a move to counter the Union Government's flagship Unnat Jyoti
Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme under which one can avail low
cost LED bulbs.