Himachal launches Centre’s energy efficiency scheme

In an initiative to promote energy efficiency, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a scheme here to distribute light-emitting diode (LED) tubelights and energy-efficient fans.

The scheme Ujala or ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ is an extension of the state’s domestic efficient lightning programme.

The Chief Minister said Ujala was an integral part of state’s energy conservation initiative and had been successfully adopted by the people.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of public sector unit of the Union Ministry of Power, will implement the Ujala programme in the state in a phased manner in collaboration with the state.

Virbhadra Singh said energy efficiency was a key thrust area of the state and emphasis had been laid on scaling up its implementation.

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