Web Exclusive | August 2017
Energy efficient products at petrol pumps| EESL
EESL has signed an MoU with oil marketing companies under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) for distribution of energy efficient appliances under the flagship UJALA scheme.
According to the agreement, IOCL, BPCL and HPCL will take up distribution of LED bulbs, tube lights and energy efficient fans from select retail outlets across the country. The distribution of these energy efficient appliances will be conducted in a phased manner across these select outlets. In the first phase, distribution will commence from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
As part of the MoUs with the OMCs, EESL will make the entire upfront investment for ensuring availability of the products at the outlets and no upfront capital cost will be borne by the OMCs barring manpower and space. The consumer can purchase high quality 9 W LED bulbs for Rs 70, 20 W LED tube light for Rs 220 and five-star rated ceiling fan for Rs 1,200.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “It is worth noting that two important ministries have come together provide every citizen access to energy efficient appliances. This tie-up will accelerate and scale up the distribution of energy efficient appliances across the length and breadth of the country.”