Bhubaneswar: Ahead of elections, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched ‘Ama Ghare LED’ scheme for the poor beneficiaries to provide them energy-efficient bulbs at free of cost.
The scheme was flagged off at the State Secretariat through a video conferencing to benefit a total of 95 lakh families (87 lakh NFSA and 8 lakh SFSS beneficiaries).
Every household under the centrally-sponsored NFSA and State’s SFSS schemes will be provided four 9 watt LED bulbs for free under the LED scheme, a press release said.
The State government will procure 3.80 crore energy-efficient lighting bulbs to distribute among the beneficiaries during PEETHA scheme camps scheduled to be held between January 15 and January 20.
Later, the CM will distribute the free LED bulbs to the beneficiaries at PEETHA camp scheduled in February.
If some beneficiaries fail to avail the benefit under the LED bulb scheme, they will be distributed later through the licensed PDS centres.