Dehradun: CM Harish Rawat was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony in Oil and Gas Conservation fortnight at IIP. The CM was quoted as saying, “we will have to make power conservation a part of our lifestyle. This requires government, institutional and personal involvement. We will have to make special efforts to conserve petrol and power in the transport sector.” He stated that IIP has contributed majorly to the oil industry. They are not only contributing to the country but also providing scientific input to other countries. Environmental conservation will also benefit us at a personal level to a great extent.
The CM said that development is synonymous to environment conservation and if IIP, ONGC and other oil companies decide to turn crossings into automotive mode under CSR, an effective plan can be designed. This can be started from Dehradun and Haldwani.
Focus on Developing more efficient technologies
Vehicle drivers will also have to be made fuel efficient. He has asked IIP to prepare its technique and module. He asserted that people can also be encouraged to conserve energy at home. The CM lamented that even though we praise efforts made by other countries towards power conservation, we personally are reluctant to work towards it.
The Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal emphasized on public awareness to achieve power conservation. He informed the gathering that the Chief Minister for the first time has introduced several flagship programs to ensure maximum participation in power and environment conservation. He with his efforts has connected conservation to people’s livelihood.
It was announced during the event that like previous years, this year also 16th- 31st January will be celebrated as Oil and Gas conservation fortnight. On the occasion, the CM planted Rudraksh while Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal planted cardamom plant.
Present on the occasion were Director IIP Dr MO Garg, SK Sinha and DR MK Sharma among others.