Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has distributed over 1.4 crore LED bulbs across the 30 districts of Karnataka. The distribution has led to a saving of Rs. 729 crore annually in consumer bills.
The price of LED bulbs under the UJALA programme has been lowered to Rs. 65 per 9W LED bulb.
The bulbs are made available in Karnataka under the Hosa Belaku programme. The 9W LED bulbs can now be procured at the revised, lower rates at the following locations: BESCOM corporate office, KR Circle, Bengaluru One centres, Karnataka One centres at Hubballi, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mysuru, Ballari, Davanagere, Belgavi, Gadag, Tumkuru, Shimoga and major post offices in Bengaluru.
EESL, under the Ministry of Power, is the execution agency for this scheme and has advised the consumers not to pay more than Rs. 65 per bulb.