06 Apr 2016
Launch of the programme by Shri Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Smart BEE star rated Energy Efficient Agricultural Pump sets to be distributed to farmers under this programme. Farmers can replace their inefficient agricultural pump sets free of cost.
On an average, increased efficiency of the new pumps over existing ones. Further 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.
Number of BEE star rated pump-sets that EESL will distribute to farmers under this programme in the first phase at no cost.
Rs 20,000 crore
Estimated annual savings on agricultural subsidies through a saving of 50 TWh of energy every year, by 2019.