The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched Ama Ghare LED (LED in our home) a free LED distribution scheme in the state. Under the scheme 4 LED bulbs will be given to 95 lakh families in the state for free of cost. The scheme is meant for the National Food Security Act (NFSA) & the State Food Security Scheme (SFSC) beneficiaries.
The objective of the scheme is to promote use of LED electrical appliances to save electricity. The consumption of the LED electrical equipments such as bulbs, tube lights etc are far less than the conventional bulbs & tube lights.
Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) is given responsibility to distribute the LED bulbs. The bulbs will be distributed through PDS outlets & camps throughout Odisha. 3.8 crore bulbs will be distributed under the scheme. Odisha government will be spending 250 crores for the initiative.
What is Ama Ghare LED Scheme: A government of Odisha scheme to distribute LED bulb to the 95 lakh families in the state.
Benefits: Four 9-watt LED bulbs free of cost to each families.
Beneficiaries / Who can get free LED bulbs?
- Beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA) & the State Food Security Scheme (SFSC) are eligible to get free bulbs under the scheme.
Free LED Distribution Dates & Where to Get Free Bulbs?
- Schedule: 15th to 20th of every month
- Place: People’s empowerment enabling transparency & accountability of Odisha Initiative (PEETHA)
Beneficiaries needs to provide their bio-metric at the bulb distribution centers. Ama Ghare LED initiative is expected to save electricity for in the state. It will also help electricity consumers to save on their monthly electricity bills. As of now incandescent/CFL bulbs are used.
Read More: List of schemes in Odisha