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Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched ‘Saksham’ Campaign in New Delhi

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On January 16, 2020 Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched ‘Saksham’ a month long People-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in New Delhi.KeyPoints:

i.Under this campaign PCRA and Gas companies will conduct various workshops, seminars, cyclothons to adapt the measure of using less fuels. This campaign programs will be also broadcast in social media to create awareness among the people in conservation of fuels.

ii.PCRA along with the National Council of Educational Research and Training   (NCERT) has prepared a comic book on the theme ‘Fuel Conservation’ aimed at younger generation especially the school children which is available on E-Pathshala on NCERT website.

iii.PCRA in association with the Institute of Petroleum-Dehradun has developed high energy efficient Piped Natural Gas (PNG) burner for household which will save gas as compared to modified Liquefied petroleum gas  (LPG) stove for PNG.

iv.PCRA also has developed attractive messages and animated documentary ‘Pollution Ka Solution” which is available on PCRA website and YouTube.

v.The annual Saksham National Competition will be conducted in the month of July, involving schools and students in Essay, Painting and Quiz competition and nearly 1.48 crore students are expected to participate in the event.

vi.PCRA also carried out an awareness Campaign on 100 busiest intersections of Delhi through Central Road Research Institute  (CRRI) on encouraging switching-off engine at red light and the outcome of this campaign was remarkable with encouraging results of approx. 22% reduction in idling fuel losses for petrol fuel “before” and “after” the campaign phase.

vii.Nearly 14%, 12% and 19% reduction in Diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and LPG were  observed due to awareness campaign.

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