Thursday, January 17, 2013

Moily asks PCRA to come up with proposal for fuel efficiency rating of automobiles

New Delhi, Jan. 16 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday asked Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA) to formulate mechanism for rating of automobiles in the country based on their fuel efficiency.

Dr. Moily, who inaugurated Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight 2013, organized by PCRA, here, said ''he would soon review these issues''.

He also said the energy auditing should encompass all sectors as utilization of national resources on sustainable basis need to be a top priority.

Dr. Moily called upon the Petroleum Conservation and Research Association to scale up their activities for intensifying conservation and optimum utilization of oil and gas in the country.

In this regard, Dr. Moily said ''we should have exact and precise process of Energy Audit''.

"We should submit Energy Audit Report on various sectors to the people every year. There should be proper Energy budgeting by everyone utilizing energy," he added.

He pointed out that everyone should be not only concerned about today but posterity or tomorrow.

" Mere growth (without sustainability) may lead to chaos," Dr. Moily said, and added that those who utilise national wealth (like oil and gas) appropriately should be recognized as patriot and called for the same becoming a National Movement.

MoS (PNG) P. Lakshmi also emphasized the need for efficient use of scare national resources like oil and gas for which we are heavily import dependent. She called upon PCRA to take intensive fuel conservation awareness campaign to every household in local languages.

Lakshmi outlined various steps taken by her Ministry for enhancing exploration and production efforts both in India and abroad for greater self-sufficiency in the oil and gas sector.

Petroleum Secretary G.C. Chaturvedi also spoke on the occasion.

The Ministers gave away conservation awards to the winners in various categories including for essays and paintings by children, besides flagging off Publicity Vans carrying messages and literature on fuel conservation.

PCRA is an organization under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which propagates the message of fuel (Oil and Gas) conservation throughout the year. It culminates in a fortnight of intensive campaign around the country. (ANI)


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