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Understanding the Impacts of India’s LED Bulb Programme: The Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA)

Sector Power
Grantee Prayas: Prayas (Initiatives in Health, Energy, Learning and Parenthood)
Year 2017

The Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) program is a decisive step towards energy efficiency lighting in India. Over 260 million LEDs have been sold under the program leading to savings of over 30 billion units (kWh) of electricity annually. Shakti supported Prayas Energy Group to assess the impact of the UJALA programme thus far and the effectiveness of the processes employed. The study examines the change in India’s lighting market, consumer response to the programme, and other factors, and suggests ways to strengthen the scheme.

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