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Oil & gas conservation awareness drive ‘Saksham-2021’ gets underway



With a view to create awareness among the consumers of fossil fuels, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil Industry under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas launched a month-long campaign ‘Saksham’, here on Saturday.

Saksham aims at bringing awareness among the people on need of oil and gas conservation and means to do it. During this month-long campaign, various activities are carried out in sectors like transport, industrial, agriculture and household to spread the message on fuel conservation.

On the occasion, Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal delivered his message through virtual mode emphasizing upon oil conservation. He urged all to develop habit of optimal use of energy which subsequently will help in protecting the national economy, provide a healthy environment to human life, reduce import bill and sustain the ecosystem.

Inaugurating Saksham-2021 IndianOil Bhavan, Odisha State Office here, Rajya Sabha Member Raghunath Mohapatra stressed upon the need to conserve petroleum products.

Chief General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Odisha & State Level Coordinator Subhajit Ghosh elaborated on the activities planned to create awareness about Oil and Gas Conservation in the state.

During this one month, Oil Industries, jointly with PCRA, will conduct training programs for drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. Workshops will be conducted for housewives at every LPG panchayat on better cooking habits to save LPG. Across the state, quiz, debate and painting competitions will be organized in schools and colleges to emphasize upon the importance of conservation. Mass awareness programmes will be conducted in agriculture and industrial sectors too, informed Ghosh.

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