New Delhi: India is committed to cutting down carbon emission by 30-35% and energy efficiency is vital to achieve the target, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
“Distribution of 10 crore LED bulbs is not only our achievement, but of the consumers as well. India has a clear vision to reduce carbon emissions by 30-35% and energy efficiency is pivotal to achieving this target.
Through the UJALA scheme, we have demonstrated our commitment to the country and the world. Taking this commitment forward, we would be procuring 20 crore bulbs this year, leading to more reduction in carbon emission,” the minister said in a statement.
The government has distributed over 10 crore LED bulbs across the country under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme, the statement issued by the power ministry said.
The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015.
“More than 10 crore LED bulbs distributed! Reducing electricity bills & Reducing impact on environment #iLEDtheWay,” Goyal tweeted.
“10 cr LED bulbs are already saving Rs 5000 cr/ year. By 2019, Rs 40,000 cr of savings / year #TransformingIndia,” he further tweeted.