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Another Milestone for Gatisheel Gujarat: In less than 50 days, Gujarat Becomes the Fastest State in the Country to Distribute 1 crore LED bulbs

With an aim to reduce energy consumption and conserve the environment, PM Shri Narendra Modi launched the Ujala Yojana across the nation and started distribution of LED bulbs at minimal rates to citizens.

CM Smt. Anandiben Patel inaugurated the Ujala Yojana in Gujarat on May 26, 2016 from Vadodara and in a span of 50 days, a total of 1 crore LED bulbs have been distributed across the state benefitting over 22 lakh families. With this accomplishment, Gujarat became the fastest state in the country to distribute 1 crore LED bulbs, adding yet another milestone to Gatisheel Gujarat.

As has been the custom of the state to be a leader in terms of development, once again Gujarat has proven this true with the incredible response received from citizens to adopt energy savings and environmental conservation. Smt. Patel has urged more and more people to join the scheme thereby directly contributing in the development of the nation.

Taking into consideration the overwhelming response and with an aim to boost the adoption of LED bulbs, the government announced a further reduction of Rs 10 in the prices of LED bulbs from June 27, 2016 under which citizens buying bulbs with cash will have to pay a Rs. 70 per bulb and those opting for installments would be paying Rs. 75 per bulb. Citizens who have earlier opted for installments will also be able to take benefit of the price reduction.

It is worth noting that distribution of 1 crore LED bulbs will result in a daily savings of 35.61 lakh units of electricity in the state and also help reduce 2900 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions daily.

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