Energy Conservation Day celebrated at Manimajra and Sector 35, Chandigarh

December 15, 2017 07:28 PM

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: As a part of celebration of world Energy Conservation day special workshops were organized at Manimajra and Sector 35, Chandigarh by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED incollaboration with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.

The workshop was attended by 40 youth who were provided skill training under me under DAY-NULM scheme of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh at Manimajra. Besides, 42 youth of the Skill Training Programme which is being organized on behalf of Tech Mahindra Foundation at Sector 35, Chandigarh and 41 JCOs from Indian Army, Air force and Navy who are attending training programme on behalf of DGR, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India at Sector 35, Chandigarh

While speaking on the occasion, MJr Sanjeev Verma, Additional Director and SRO , PCRA Chandigarh said that energy has been universally recognized as one of the most important inputs for economic growth and human development. Oil & Gas formed 52.5% of total energy consumed (2013), based on world average basis. In Indian context, oil & gas constitutes 35% of primary energy needs.
He further revealed that during FY 2015-16, consumption of petroleum products was 183.4 MMT, a growth of 10.8 % as compared to last year. Though India benefitted from softening of international crude oil prices, yet it spent Rs. 4.82 lakh crores on imports, to fulfill domestic demand.

He suggested saving of fuel by employing simple energy efficiency techniques was a feasible solution in reducing consumption of petroleum resources and minimize Green House Gas (GHG) emissions for environment protection.

He further stated since inception, PCRA has been making constant endeavor to create mass awareness on energy saving tips, wastage reducing measures, use of energy efficient equipments and practices, encouragement to cleaner fuels etc. leading to conservation of petroleum
products and environment sustenance.

He called upon that we all should continuously strive to conserve petroleum products in all spheres of our activities so that supplies of these scarce resources last longer for the progress of our country. The youth should shoulder the responsibility of a good citizen and endeavour to educate the people to avoid wasteful use of petroleum products and use cleaner fuels for environment protection.

Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, RCED also interacted with the participants. Literature on “SAVE ENERGY FOR SECURE FUTURE” in Hindi, Punjabi and English was distributed to aware the public about importance of energy conversation for future.

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