‘Ama Ghare LED’ scheme

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Topics covered:

  1. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  2. Energy- infrastructure.

 

‘Ama Ghare LED’ scheme

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the scheme, challenges in its implementation and ways to address them.

Context: Odisha has launched the ‘Ama Ghare LED’ scheme, under which about 95 lakh families in the State will each get four LED bulbs free of cost.

 

Key features of the scheme:

  • Under the scheme, 9-watt LED bulbs will be distributed to the beneficiaries registered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the State Food Security Scheme (SFSC).
  • Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) will implement the scheme and the bulbs will be distributed through camps and PDS outlets across the State.
  • Biometric authentication: The beneficiaries will have to produce biometric authentication to get the benefits of the scheme.

 

Sources: the hindu.