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PCRA launches awareness campaign for fuel conservation & energy efficiency

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New Delhi: ‘Saksham,’ an annual people-centric mega campaign of the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), has been launched by Petroleum Secretary and Chairman of PCRA Pankaj Jain (IAS). The campaign will continue till April 30, with the tagline “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav through green and clean energy.” It is a flagship public awareness campaign to spread the message of fuel conservation and energy efficiency and help in building a cleaner and greener India and also reduce the country's reliance on crude oil imports.

The event started with the conservation messages of Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri and Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli. It was followed by the administration of Oil & Gas Conservation Pledge by Pankaj Jain.

Jain during his keynote address emphasised the importance of fuel conservation and highlighted the need for such highly focussed programmes like Saksham. He exhorted everyone to embrace the “Fuel conservation Mantra” in their day-to-day life. On this occasion, Jain also flagged off the publicity vans of PCRA, the fuel conservation messages on wheels, equipped with audio, video and print displays to attract and spread awareness, especially amongst the rural masses. During the event, Energy Efficiency Index for LPG Plants was formally launched and a booklet on this was released.

On this occasion various awards were also presented to the LPG Plants having the best Energy Efficiency Index (EEI), to industries for the best implementation of the Energy Audit Recommendations by PCRA, various state governments, oil & gas PSUs for their exemplary works in the fields of fuel conservation. Various STUs (State Transport Undertakings) were also awarded for fuel-efficiency.

Numerous programmes and activities all over the country have been planned by PCRA in association with upstream and downstream Oil & Gas Public Sector companies (PSUs) during ‘Saksham-2022.’

Various programmes like organising Saksham Cyclothons in 300 cities all over India, Saksham Walkathon at all district HQs, CNG Car/Auto Rally in 25 cities, E-Vehicle Rally at 4 metros, seminars on various topics under clean and green energy, campaigns on fuel conservation in schools, colleges, public places, fuel-efficient driving contests for Cars/L&MCVs/HDVs, promoting efficient and safe use of LPG through LPG Panchayats, training of LPG delivery boys on LPG saving tips, group talk at Retail Outlets & CNG Stations, Agriculture workshops and campaigns for farmers, workshops/group talks for STUs/ fleet operators (Organised/ Unorganised Sector), nationwide campaign through radio, TV etc. will be conducted with a focus on reaching out to various segments of fuel users. PCRA is going to utilise the social media platforms for various customised campaigns through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube platform.

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