(a) the aims and objectives of Bachat Lamp Yojana;
(b) the number of the CFLs so far distributed under the above scheme in the country, State-wise along
with the norms laid down for the distribution of lamps; and
(c) the method laid down for payment of the cost by consumers?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR POWER,
COAL AND NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY ( SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL )
(a) : The Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) is a scheme developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of
Power to promote energy efficient lighting in the household sector in India. Under the scheme, large scale
replacement of Incandescent Bulbs (ICLs) in households by Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) was taken up on
payment of Rs. 15/- per CFL by the consumer. This was intended to overcome the high cost barrier of the
household sector that prevented penetration of CFLs in that sector.
(b) : 291 lakhs CFLs have been distributed under the scheme in the country. State wise CFL distribution
is given below.
Name of the State No. of CFLs distributed in Lakhs
Andhra Pradesh 31
Himachal Pradesh 59
Each identified household in the State was allocated a maximum of four CFLs in replacement of as many ICLs.
(c) : The payment of Rs.15/- for each CFL was collected in cash by the appointed agency from the consumer
during the distribution of CFLs.