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Gram Ujala

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy.

Gram Ujala


Launched recently.

  • Under this program Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), will distribute high quality LED bulbs, at an affordable cost of 10 rupees per bulb in rural areas.


7 watt and 12-watt LED bulbs with 3 years warranty will be given to rural consumers against submission of working Incandescent bulbs.

  • Each household will get up to 5 LEDs.
  • Participating rural households will also have metres installed in their houses to account for usage.

Financing Mechanism:

  • The programme will be financed entirely through carbon credits and will be the first such programme in India.
  • The revenue earned from carbon credits will contribute Rs. 60 per LED bulb piece, with the balance Rs. 10 to be paid by the rural consumer.


Prelims Link:

  1. Key features of the scheme.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the scheme.

Sources: PIB.