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Shri Piyush Goyal  Launched Schemes for Distribution of Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans in Andhra Pradesh

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Union Power Minister PiyushGoyal with Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh  to launch  two schemes in Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh, In order to make country more energy efficient.Shri Piyush Goyal to Launch Schemes for Distribution of Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps

The Schemes namely

  1. National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme,
  2. National Energy Efficient Fan Programme.

These Schemes will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited under Power ministry.

  • It aimed at saving subsidy worth Rs 20,000 crore. It will also launch a scheme to provide energy efficient fans that aim to save Rs 700 a year on man’s power bills every year.

Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme:

  • The initiative will help farmers in changing energy guzzlers age-old agricultural pumps 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.

Energy Efficient Fan Programme:

  • Two ceiling fans can be bought on one electricity bill from domestic category consumers only. Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans of 5-star rating 50 Watts will be provided at Rs 60 a month on EMI basis and Rs. 1250/- on upfront basis.
  • 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 instalment method, for those who can pay upfront can buy this fan for Rs 1250.