Bengal partners EESL for municipal energy efficiency programme
    Kolkata, Jul 12 (PTI) The West Bengal Urban
Development and Municipal Affairs Department on Friday entered
into a partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL)
for a programme that will enable energy-efficient water supply
across the state.
    EESL, a JV of CPSUs, will be implementing the
Municipal Energy Efficiency Programme (MEEP) in West Bengal,
which was inaugurated by minister Firhad Hakim on Friday.
    A total of 39 urban local bodies (ULBs) have joined
the programme, and 1,060 water pumps are being replaced with
energy-efficient variants, officials said.
    The MEEP will translate into energy savings of 33.22
million units annually, resulting in monetary savings of Rs
153.65 crore during the project period of seven years, they
    "Energy efficiency in municipal water supply systems
will play a huge role in our water conservation efforts and
this programme is a step in the right direction," Hakim, also
the Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, said.
    EESL Director (Commercial) S Gopal said    the programme
will provide enormous benefits to the citizens in terms of
improved water supply systems. PTI BSM

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