Schemes to Distribute Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans in Andhra Pradesh launched
Posted on:07 Apr 2016 14:16:41
07 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal along with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on 7 April 2016 launched two schemes in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.These are National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme and National Energy Efficient Fan Programme.National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme will help farmers in replacing energy guzzlers age-old agricultural pumps across the country with the new-age energy efficient agricultural pumps, with a 5-Star Rating.The farmers will have flexibility to switch-on and switch-off the pumps from their mobile phones and from the comfort of their homes as the pumps will come enabled with smart control panel and a SIM card.Through these new-age energy efficient SIM-enabled agricultural pumps, Union Power Ministry is looking at a 30 percent savings in energy by 2019.This will then boil down to an annual savings of approx 20000 crore rupees on agricultural subsidies or a saving of 50 billion units of energy every year.National Energy Efficient Fan Programme was launched through state owned entity –Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture of PSUs under Union Ministry of Power, for Indian households and businesses. It seeks to provide Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans of 5-star rating 50 Watts at 60 rupees per month on EMI basis and 1250 rupees on upfront basis.The Fans will be from leading companies such as Usha and Bajaj.The usage of these energy efficient fans will help the consumers to save 700 rupees a year on their electricity bills.A total of two ceiling fans can be bought on one electricity bill from domestic category consumers only.
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