Supporting the transition to clean, energy-efficient LEDs would help the region retain its status as the global leader in the manufacture, assembly, and exporter of lighting products.
Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) is one of the world’s largest zero-subsidy domestic LED bulb programme. UJALA was a market-driven initiative, with strong policy support from the government.
UJALA provided temporary employment to more than 35,000 people in the distribution of the LED bulbs across the country with about 700 million INR paid in wages per month, providing significant benefits to local economies and families. The electricity savings achieved under UJALA are equivalent to the generation of a 500 MW coal-fired power plant, which would cost 40 billion INR to build at current prices.