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New energy efficient agricultural pumps and fans can transform agriculture sector

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New Delhi: In order to make country more efficient, Piyush Goyal Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy along with N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh will launch two schemes namely National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme and National Energy Efficient Fan Programme in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh tomorrow. These schemes will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a JV of PSUs under Ministry of Power .

National Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme will help farmers in replacing guzzlers -old agricultural pumps across the country with the new-age energy efficient agricultural pumps, with a 5-Star Rating. These pumps will come enabled with smart control panel and a SIM card, giving farmers the flexibility to switch-on and switch-off these pumps from their mobile phones and from the comfort of their homes.

Through these new-age efficient SIM-enabled agricultural pumps, Union Power Ministry is looking at a 30% savings in energy by 2019. This will then boil down to an annual savings of approx Rs 20,000 crore on agricultural subsidies or a saving of 50 billion units of energy every year.

Along with the announcement of the new-age agricultural pumps, Piyush Goyal through its state owned entity EESL, will also launch National Efficient Fan Programme for Indian households and businesses, wherein Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans of 5-star rating 50 Watts (from leading companies such as Usha and Bajaj) will be provided at Rs 60 a month on EMI basis and Rs 1250 on upfront basis.

With the usage of these efficient fans, consumers will also stand to save on their electricity bills by Rs 700 a year. This means, a consumer can recover the cost of this energy-efficient ceiling fan in less than 2 years. While these energy-efficient ceiling fans will cost Rs 1440/- to a consumer who uses the installment route, for those who can pay upfront can buy this fan for Rs 1250. A total of two ceiling fans can be bought on one electricity bill from domestic category consumers only.

About EESL

Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is implementing ‘UJALA’ an acronym for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All for the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), which is currently running successfully in over 120 cities across India. EESL has already distributed over 9 crore LED bulbs across the country during 2015-16.

The National LED programme was launched by the Prime Minister on January 2015 to convert all conventional street lights with LED street lights and Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) to provide LED bulbs to domestic households. DELP renamed as “UJALA” recently, is successfully running across 22 States & UTs in India .

The Government of India is committed to achieving its target of replacing all the 77 crore inefficient bulbs in India with LEDs. This will in reduction of 20,000 MW load, savings of 100 billion kWh and Green House Gas (GHG) reduction of 80 million tonnes every year. It is estimated that this is equivalent to establishment of roughly 5 large format thermal generation plants in the country. The country also stands to save Rs. 40,000 crore in electricity bills of consumers.

Consumers can visit www.delp.in to locate the closest distribution kiosk to their place.

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