Ujala Scheme in Delhi - LED Bulbs are Available at Rs. 75

Published Date - 06 September 2017 01:49:19

The new 9 watt LED bulbs under the Ujala scheme will now be distributed at a discounted rate of Rs 75 per bulb to household as well as commercial consumers across Delhi.

“The consumers of Delhi will now receive 9W LED bulbs under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (Ujala) scheme,” Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) said in a statement.

Ujala scheme is being implemented by EESL, a joint venture of leading PSUs under the administration of ministry of power.

The distribution of the new bulbs will begin from first week of next month. The 7W LED bulbs, that were distributed as a part of this scheme earlier will no longer be available for sale. But the consumers who face any technical issues with the 7W bulbs can get them replaced with fresh 7W LEDs from dedicated replacement centres, the statement said.

EESL will also sign a MoU with the department of post for reaching out to the larger base of consumers. These technically superior LEDs bulbs help save anywhere between Rs 160 to Rs 400 per bulb annually and have life of 25,000 hours, making the cost recovery in less than a year. The Ujala scheme will be implemented in 87 circles in Delhi.

EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar said, “With the procurement of 9W LED bulbs EESL felt that Delhi should also get the opportunity to avail these 9W superior LED bulbs. I would urge all those people who have not yet taken the benefit of this scheme to come forward and do so till the scheme is active.”

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), in its latest round of procurement, has achieved a considerable drop in LED bulb prices under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme. On the last day of March, 2016 EESL has achieved a new procurement price of Rs. 54.90 (exclusive of taxes). EESL has pooled the prices of all the previous procurements and the benefit of this reduction will be directly passed on to the consumers across states. Therefore, the cost of the LED bulb has been brought down to a price range of Rs. 75 - Rs. 95 after addition of administrative costs, distribution and awareness costs along with state-specific taxes. Therefore, the variation in the final cost of the bulbs is owing to the difference in taxes across states.

The distribution price of LED bulbs will vary from each state due to the local applicable taxes. Following is the list of distribution price of UJALA LED bulbs in respective states:


Upfront Distribution Cost of UJALA LED bulbs











Himachal Pradesh






Madhya Pradesh








Jammu and Kashmir


 The Government has ensured transparency and encouraged competition by using e-procurement of goods and services. This has resulted in significant reduction in transaction cost and time and enhanced process efficiency. This in turn has led to a much larger participation of bidders thereby increasing competition and reducing the procurement cost of LED bulbs. In the first round of procurement held in January 2014, for Puducherry, EESL achieved a cost of Rs. 310. The prices for the subsequent procurements for other states, during September 2014 to February 2015, ranged between Rs. 204 to Rs. 104. EESL through aggregation and transparent procurement has achieved a rapid decline in LED prices. The last procurement price of LED bulbs, held in March 2016 was Rs. 54.90. EESL, in the past has pooled all the prices and successfully passed on this price advantage to the consumers and it will continue to do so in future as well.

The UJALA scheme is being monitored in a transparent manner through a national dashboard (www.delp.in). As of now, EESL has distributed over 9 crore LED bulbs and the programme has led to significant savings to the country and consumers who are using these bulbs. As of date, the savings achieved are -

Estimated daily energy savings

3.22 crore kWh

Estimated reduction of peak Demand

2,359  MW

Estimated daily cost reduction of bills of consumers

Rs. 12.91 crores

Estimated daily greenhouse gas emission reductions

26, 151 tonnes of CO2

The target of the programme is to replace all the 77 crore incandescent bulbs sold in India by LEDs. This will result in reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 100 billion kWh and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions savings of 80 million tons every year. The annual saving in electricity bills of consumers will be Rs. 40,000 crore, considering average tariff of Rs. 4 per kWh.

Pawan Kumar Goyal


I am living in Delhi. I want to avail this scheme by taking 10 bulbs & 01 fan for electric saving. Please let me know how I can get in delhi. My telephone No. is 9873359838, 9650506274. Please help me.

M A Hannan


I never avail this scheme.I want to procure 4 bulbs of 7 or 9w.I m living in dwarka New Delhi 110075.How can I reach to get bulbs.Advice

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