India's Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (aka - UJALA)

Last Modified: Sun Apr 08 2018 21:14:34 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1.17 billion
    bulbs - 700 million incandescent bulbs and 400 million CFLs to be replaced with LED bulbs. This is the objective of the DELP project according to Saurabh Kumar, managing director of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).
  • 770 million
    incandescent bulbs (ICLs) were sold in 2012 in India as per the statistics of the Electric Lamp and Component Manufactures Association of India (ELCOMA).
  • 20%
    The share of total power consumption in India on account of the Lighting sector.
  • 19,000 MW
    of generated capacity can be saved if the 770 million ICLs sold every year in India can be replaced by LED bulbs that are 88% more efficient.
  • 05-Jan-2015
    date when the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The programme has since been rebranded as UJALA - Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All.
  • Mar 2019
    year by when the initiative is looking to provide 770 million bulbs
  • INR 400 billion
    annual savings if 770 million bulbs are replaced according to Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India
  • 60 million
    tonnes - annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions if the 770 million bulbs are replaced
  • 36
    States and Union Territories currently implementing the programme. Check details on select project launches.
  • 14
    states have distributed over 10 million LEDs or more and 8 have distributed over 15 million.
  • Rs. 38
    average cost of a 9W LED bulb sold through the UJALA scheme (< $1.00). This is down from Rs. 330 (~ $3.5 to 4) two years ago.
  • 12%
    of all LED lighting systems sold in the world is consumed in India, according to Saurabh Kumar, managing director of Energy Efficiency Services.
  • 295.3 million
    LEDs have been distributed as on last date of update.
  • 414.4 million
    LEDs sold by private sector.
  • 86%
    Percentage of the scheme's intended target (of total 770 million LEDs) has been met as on 05 Aug 2017 (target to be achieved by Mar 2019).