PSPCL Kifayati LED Bulb Yojana 2021 for SC / BC / BPL Consumers of Punjab

Light is the symbol of progress and development. However, there still are several households all across the nation where this symbol of progress is far from shining. In order to bring light to every household in the state, the state government of Punjab has initiated an innovative scheme – the Punjab State Power corporation limited (PSPCL) Kifayati LED bulb yojana, 2021.

Objective of the scheme

The primary objective of the scheme is to offer lighting solutions to Below Poverty Line households in Punjab, to Scheduled caste and other Backward class backgrounds. The PSPCL has ear-marked a total amount of ₹8.63 crores for the implementation of this scheme.

Under the implementation of the Kifayati scheme, each eligible consumer from the BPL, SC and BC categories who are availing electricity subsidy having sanctioned load up to 1kW would be provided with 2 LED bulbs at ₹30.

Eligibility criteria for Kifayati LED bulb yojana

  • The applicant must be an electricity consumer from the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.
  • The applicant must belong to either the Below Poverty Line (BPL) or Scheduled Caste (SC) or Backward class (BC) category.
  • The applicant must be availing of electricity from the State board.
  • The applicant must have a sanctioned load of up to 1 kilowatt.

What are the benefits entailed under the LED Bulb yojana?

Once selected, the applicants will get the following benefits under the PSPCL Kifayati LED bulb yojana:

  • The LED bulbs to be given under the scheme consumes 80-90% lesser electricity than other LED bulbs
  • The LED bulbs given under the PSPCL yojana are long-lasting with up to 20,000 hours of running time
  • There is no chance of these LED bulbs catching fire
  • These LED bulbs offered by the state power board are 100% environment friendly.
  • There is no use of mercury like CFL bulbs.

Procedure to apply for the Kifayati LED bulb yojana

The consumers can avail benefits of the Kifayati LED bulb yojana by contacting the concerned PSPCL office. In order to apply for the scheme, the applicants will ideally have to deposit a copy of their current bill, identity proof and a self undertaking.

After submitting the documents, applicants will have to deposit a nominal amount of ₹30. Once the payment is done successfully, 2 LED bulbs will be given to the consumer of BC, SC and BPL categories.

It should also be noted that the BPL, SC and BC categories of consumers of PSPCL up to 1 Kilowatt of connected load get electricity concession of ₹200 units per month.

Summing it up

The Punjab electricity board has taken up an innovative scheme to ensure that every household in Punjab gets affordable lighting solutions so that their day does not end right when the sunsets. Electricity offers extra time to students to catch up with their studies and for elders to run errands and chores in the house.

Truly, electricity and lighting are symbols of progress and the Punjab government is ensuring that this symbol reaches every household.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.