Patnaik said the LED bulbs (9-watt each) will be distributed to the beneficiaries registered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the State Food Security Scheme (SFSC).
Energy Secretary Hemant Sharma said people in rural areas use incandescent or CFL bulbs due to non-availability of quality LED bulbs at a reasonable price, and as a result, are forced to pay higher electricity bills.
Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) will be implementing the scheme and the bulbs will be distributed through camps and PDS outlets across the state, Sharma said.
The beneficiaries will have to produce their bio-metric authentication in order to avail the benefits of the scheme.
Odisha requires about 3.8 crore LED bulbs for the purpose.
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