Govt.’s focus is ‘welfare, future’ of farmers: Piyush Goyal

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New Delhi, Jan. 18 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday asserted that the center-point of any responsible government is the welfare and the future of the farmers.

Delivering the valedictory address at the first national workshop on Agriculture Demand Side Management (AgDSM) being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Goyal urged agricultural pump manufacturers to scale up production capacity with special focus on quality maintenance and competitive pricing

Goyal stated that India will require 3 crore energy efficient pumps in the next three and half years and so Agriculture Demand Side Management projects can be helpful in providing start-ups and employment opportunities to the people of the country.

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Congratulating EESL on launching the initiative, Goyal said that there is no doubt that this programme will be a success story for EESL in creating an energy efficient ecosystem for farmers.

Goyal felicitated farmers of AgDSM projects in India and also released the tool kit for comprehensive implementation of AgDSM projects across the country on the occasion.

The workshop aims to promote the implementation of AgDSM projects in the country for better energy efficiency. Principal Secretaries of various states, subject experts, representatives of distribution companies, Bankers, Pump manufacturer’s and several other policy makers attended the workshop. (ANI)

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