Gram Swaraj Abhiyan: CS flags off Ujala vans

Port Blair
2 May 2018

As part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, being organised in the Islands, together with the rest of the country, the Electricity Department is distributing LED bulbs to low income households in the different villages of the Islands, at a special price of Rs.50 per LED bulb under Ujala Scheme. Initiating the programme, the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar flagged off two Ujala vans from the Secretariat premises on Tuesday. The vans, loaded with LED bulbs took off from the Secretariat to their different destinations.
The the Superintending Engineer (Elect.), Mr Uttam Kumar Paul informed that the vans are visiting different villages in the Municipal as well as rural areas of South Andaman and distributing LED bulbs at subsidized rate and also spreading the message of energy conservation. This has been arranged as part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan under Ujala Scheme of the Government, he added.
Launched by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, Ujala programme promotes energy conservation by increasing the use of energy-efficient LED lighting at residential level. Implementing the Ujala programme, Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL) has distributed over 29 crore superior quality LED bulbs to domestic consumers, enabling them to achieve energy saving of up to 90 percent, in comparison to incandescent bulbs, EESL sources added.