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President Mukherjee calls for efficiency to meet increasing energy demand

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 14, 2012
First Published: 21:29 IST(14/12/2012) | Last Updated: 21:32 IST(14/12/2012)

On energy conservation day on Friday, President Pranab Mukherjee talked about equitable access to energy and a time-bound shift to cleaner and energy efficient technologies.

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Giving energy conservation awards on Friday, President said that India's demand for energy will double and the need for imported energy would increase by 8% annually, while stressing on the need for energy conservation.

The day also saw an international exhibition on energy efficient lighting - LED Expo 2012 - taking place at Pragiti Maidan, in which over 400 exhibitors displayed their products. The LED industry has grown by over 47% in the last one year, fastest in the world.

"We expect the industry to be worth Rs. 2,200 crore in a few years," said Himani Gulati, organizer of the expo.


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