NECP & EECP (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     4th November 2023        
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Context: Recently, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of public sector undertakings (PSU) under the Ministry of Power have launched NCEP and EEFP.

National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP)

  • About: NECP, a component of the Clean Cooking Scheme, concentrates on Non-Solar/Electricity-based Induction Cookstoves, aligning with the Go-electric initiative of the Ministry of Power.
  • Ministry: Ministry for Power and New & Renewable Energy
  • Aim: To promote affordable and energy-efficient induction cookers

o NECP introduces induction-based cook-stoves, which deliver a cost advantage of 25-30% compared to traditional cooking methods.

  • Objective: To deploy 2 million energy-efficient induction cook stoves across India, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of cooking practices and consequently leading to cleaner air and improved health.
  • Partnership: EESL has partnered with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) for the large-scale deployment.
  • This initiative is anticipated to expedite the adoption of modern electric cooking appliances in Indian households.

Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP)

  • Goal - EESL will distribute 1 crore efficient BLDC fans which was initiated during the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group, 2023.
  • Objectives: To reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.

o To enhance consumer comfort while lowering electricity bills, creating a win-win situation for all.