UJALA Scheme Now Launched in Melaka, Malaysia (Important) (Download PDF)


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Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme in the State of Melaka, Malaysia today.

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  • Successful Indian model of UJALA scheme now sought-after in different nations of the world

  • Under this scheme, each household in Melaka will get 10 high quality 9-watt LED bulbs at a cost of only RM 10 at almost half the market price.

  • Distribution of these LED bulbs to take place from “Japerun” in the region- Japerun are community welfare and engagement centers situated across the Melakan State.

  • Under ever-expanding UJALA, EESL plans to distribute about 1 million 9W LED bulbs to replace 18W CFLs.

International Assitance

  • Logistical assistance and facilitation support came from Green Growth Asia, a not for profit organization.

  • Price of each bulb thus comes less than global average price- 3 - 5 USD.

Made in India

  • Each bulb provided by EESL under the UJALA scheme in Melaka comes with a 3-year free replacement warranty against any technical defects.

  • These bulbs sent from India are of leading brands and manufacturers like Osram, Philips along with other companies of repute.

Indian UJALA Program: A Study of Success

  • UJALA was India’s zero-subsidy programme paving the way for a brighter future

  • Not only benefits the environment, but fosters new avenues of economic growth in the region

  • Inclusive scheme which positively impacts the economy

  • Reduces the electricity consumption and improves the quality of life.

  • Melaka aims to reduce the annual household electricity bills by approximately 10.22 million RM every year.

UJALA’s Benefit in Malaysia

  • Bring about clean energy

  • Contribute to climate change target- large switch to LED bulbs will be able to reduce carbon emissions by around 19, 000 tonnes per year.

  • Save the dwindling energy resources

  • Reduce the subsidy burdens of the State Government

History of UJALA Program in India

  • The UJALA programme of Government of India promotes energy efficiency.

  • Launched on January 5, 2015 it is world’s largest and most extensive LED distribution programme

  • UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) was implemented by the nodal organisation, EESL

  • EESL took up phase-wise LED distribution centers to provide affordable LED bulbs and energy efficient appliances.

  • Bulk LED procurement by EESL produced competition among the manufacturers brining down the prices from about Rs. 300 - Rs. 400 to about Rs. 70 per bulb.

  • EESL thus began to transform the market for energy efficient lighting in India in a span of a year.

Current State of Indian UJALA Program

  • Over 25-crore LED bulbs distributed under the UJALA scheme in India,

  • Resulting in 33, 828 million kWh of energy savings per year

  • Rs. 13, 531 crores shaved from energy bills per annum

  • About 2, 74, 00, 887 tonnes of CO2 reduction per annum.

  • Social surveying indicates public contentment with the scheme with people expressing their happiness with reduction in electricity bills.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 8, 2017

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