Friday, June 2, 2023

Conservation of energy everybody’s responsibility: Dir. F&CS

Staff Reporter

Director, Food & Civil Supply (FCS), V Lovitoly Sema on Monday said it was the moral responsibility of everyone to contribute towards energy conservation and that every citizens should find a way to conserve energy.
Sema said this while addressing a gathering at the inaugural programme of SAKSHAM-2023, at Meeting Hall, Faith Services, Chümoukedima.
She said the inauguration of SAKSHAM-2023 in the state was necessary, as the need of the hour was for sustainability.
On energy conservation, she pointed that India has not been able to produce enough crude oil, pointing out that nearly 82% of crude oil was depended on import from other countries.
She therefore requested the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to reach out to the masses, and urged the citizens to inculcate various habits on the awareness disseminated by the agency.
Delivering a short message, CGM (LPG), Indian Oil AODSO Guwahati, DP Vidyarthi, said that India was the third largest energy consumer in the world, and the energy demand has been increasing and projected to be doubled by 2040.
He reiterated that India heavily dependent import of crude oil, and therefore conservation of petroleum resources has become the first step for sustainable development for the country.
He also said that it was important for each and every petroleum consuming citizen to conserve petroleum and to use the alternative renewable and green energy.
Vidyarthi further said that the theme for SAKSHAM-2023 was “Energy Conservation towards Net Zero”, and appealed everyone to realize on the importance of energy conservation.
Earlier, chairing the programme and delivering short note on the implementation of SAKSHAM-2023 in the state, manager, LPG sales, IOC and state level coordinator, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), H Thangzamuan, said that SAKSHAM was an annual flagship event of PCRA, to sensitize citizens on the need of fuel conservation for health and environmental protection, as well as to help India reduce its reliance on crude oil imports.
He said that due to dissolution of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), it was proposed for IOCL to conduct SAKSHAM activities from 2023 onwards.
He also informed that SAKSHAM-2023 was proposed to be held from April 24 to May 8, under the theme, “Energy Conservation towards Net Zero”, and the main inaugural will be held at New Delhi on April 24.
As part of the programme, the organizers would reach out to various mass segments such as school children, youths, LPG users, drivers/fleet operators (4 wheelers and LCVS/MCVS/HCVs), industry personnel/workers, farmers, residential societies, gram panchayats, NGOs, etc. with various fuel conservation activities to propagate awareness about importance, benefits and methods of fuel conservation and also to promote adoption of fuel efficient technologies and practices.
He further said that activities such as campaigns on fuel conservation in Schools/Colleges/Public places, fuel efficient driving contests, Saksham Cyclothon at 200 identified cities, walkathon, promoting efficient and safe use of LPG, group talk at retail outlets and CNG stations, conducting E-Vehicle Rally in selected cities, campaign for farmers: agriculture workshops at KSKS, were planned to be conducted in the state.


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