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Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal will launch two schemes today in Andhra Pradesh including distribution of energy efficient, smart agriculture pumps, aimed at saving subsidy worth Rs 20,000 crore. In order to make country more energy efficient the Union Minister will also launch another scheme to provide energy efficient fans that aim to save Rs 700 a year on consumer power bills.
These schemes will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Power Ministry. EESL is implementing ‘UJALA’ (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.
National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme will help farmers in replacing age-old agricultural pumps which consume more energy across the country with the new-age energy efficient agricultural pumps, with a 5-star rating. These pumps are 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 energy efficient SIM-enabled agricultural pumps, Power Ministry is looking at 30 per cent savings in energy by 2019. This amounts to an annual saving of about Rs 20,000 crore on agricultural subsidies or a saving of 50 billion units of energy every year. 

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