India: Replacing 20 million agricultural pump sets is a daunting task, but worth it.

Last Modified: Wed Jan 20 2016 22:17:42 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 million
    or so pump sets presently energized in India with an estimated annual addition of 0.25 to 0.5 million pump sets every year.
  • 20-22%
    of India's total electricity consumption is in the Agriculture sector.
  • 20% - 30%
    average efficiency of existing pump sets, resulting in higher energy consumption and massive water wastage.
  • 40% - 50%
    efficiency range of new star rated Energy Efficient Pump sets (EEPS). This presents a huge opportunity for energy savings potential in agriculture pumping sector.
  • 20%
    is the potential in energy savings if farmers move to Bureau of Energy Efficieny star rated pumps.
  • 46 billion KWh
    is the estimated annual energy savings if all the pumps are replaced and new ones are BEE star rated.
  • 45 million tons
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions.