Andhra govt plans to distribute 13 lakh five-star rated fans

VISAKHAPATNAM: About 50,000 families of Narsapur revenue sub-division in West Godavari district are slated to receive two five star-rated energy efficient fans. The distribution programme launched on a pilot basis would be inaugurated by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Narsapur town on Monday.

The state is planning to distribute 13 lakh such fans in a phased manner, chief executive officer of the AP State Energy Conservation Mission A Chandrasekhar Reddy said, adding that the programme would eventually be implemented in Vizag city.

“The programme has been planned in such a way that each domestic consumer will receive two fans, commercial establishments to get 10 fans and institutions such as schools or colleges will get 20 fans. However, initially, we will distribute the fans to only domestic consumers in Narsapur,” Reddy said.

As per the recommendations put forth by the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission, each fan will be sold for Rs 1,173 and a consumer would be able to buy it with 24 EMIs. APEPDCL will collect the EMI amount through the electricity bills. The Centre’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which supplies the fans, will collect the amount from the APEPDCL.

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