Like a huge chunk of PM Modi’s ‘schemes’ that he hogs credit for, UJALA was designed and piloted by the UPA, and they called it DELP (Demand Side Management-based Efficient Lighting Programme). While claiming credit for previous governments’ schemes, what the PM chooses not to tell the nation is that price decrease is a combination of various factors. One of them is the technological advancements in industries which results in bringing down the prices of goods. Another factor is bulk procurement which has been proven in the pilot project in Puducherry in 2013 led by the UPA government.
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