EESL - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   EESL has launched which lighting scheme in Melaka, Malaysia?

a. UJALA
b. UJWALA
c. JYOTI
d. KIRAN
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: UJALA

Explanation:
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme in the State of Melaka, Malaysia.

The Scheme was launched by Chief Minister of Melaka Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris Bin Hj. Haron.

In due course of time, the successful Indian model of UJALA scheme has become a sought-after example for the different nations of the world and will now be implemented in Melaka to extend programme benefits to people of the region.

Under this scheme, each household in Melaka will get 10 high quality 9-watt LED bulbs at a cost of only RM 10.

The distribution of these LED bulb will take place from 28 numbers of Japerun in the region.

These Japerun are a unique community welfare and engagement centers, which are situated across the Melakan State.

Under the extensive and ever-expanding idea of UJALA, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) plans to distribute about 1 million 9W

LED bulbs, which will replace 18W CFLs.

The initiative will have the logistical assistance and facilitation support from Green Growth Asia, which is a not for profit organization.

The bulb for the UJALA scheme in Melaka comes with a 3-year free replacement warranty against any technical defects.

UJALA: Know More

  • The Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi on January 5, 2015 had launched the world's largest and most extensive LED distribution programme, UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All).
  • A simple act of change of one light bulb to LED at South Block Prime Minister's office in India heralded a movement in the entire country for considering the same change.
  • Due to bulk LED bulb procurement by EESL, a healthy competition rose among the manufacturers and this brought down the prices of LED bulbs in India from a range of about Rs. 300 - Rs.400 to about Rs. 70 per bulb
  • UJALA‚Äôs impact in Malaysia will bring about clean energy, contribute to climate change targets and save the already dwindling energy resources.
  • With a fairly large switch to LED bulbs, Melaka will be able to reduce carbon emissions by around 19,000 tonnes per year.
  • Currently, over 25-crore LED bulbs have been distributed under the UJALA scheme in India, resulting in 33,828 mn kWh of energy savings per year.
  • While about 13,531 crores are being saved in energy bills of consumers per annum, about 2,74,00,887 tonnes of CO2 reduction is taking place per year.