Punjab Govt Launched UJALA Scheme
UJALA scheme – The Punjab Ministry of Power’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has launched the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme here in the city.
This scheme has been launched by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to save Rs 9,000 annually in consumer’s electricity bill for each household here.
Today, Preneet Kaur, former Union State Minister for External Affairs has inaugurated the distribution of energy efficient appliances.
Kaur informed that the state government is proud to partner with Energy Efficiency Services Limited in its energy efficiency initiatives such as the UJALA scheme. With the implementation of the Ujala scheme in Punjab, Rs 600 crore will be saved on account of saving of energy.
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According to her, the help of village panchayats would be taken for the proper implementation of the scheme in the rural areas across the state. This scheme would help people of Punjab to save energy and costs, while also benefitting the environment by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.
She also urged all citizens of Patiala to make the city as well as Punjab energy efficient by availing the benefits that these appliances provide.
The Principal Secretary, Power, Punjab Government-cum-CMD, PSPCL and PSTCL A Venu Prasad (IAS), stated that the Ujala scheme launch in Patiala will play an important role in future energy demand management in Punjab.
He also appealed to the ESSI in order to make aggressive campaign in the rural areas of the state so that rural consumers could reduce their electricity bills by 50 per cent. According to him, this scheme had already been implemented in 7 districts of Punjab.
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