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Mayor opens oil & gas conservation fortnight

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on the occasion of Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight-2006 (OGCF) has urged the citizens to use fuel judiciously. The fortnight began today.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 20:24 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on the occasion of Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight-2006 (OGCF) has urged the citizens to use fuel judiciously. The fortnight began today. The CM’s message which was read out during the inauguration of the fortnight at Samanvaya Bhawan said since consumption of petroleum products has increased there is the need to save oil for future.

Mayor Sunil Sood inaugurated the fortnight and stressed on the need to conserve fuel. The OGCF-2006 has been organised jointly by PSU oil companies, GAIL India Ltd and Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) jointly to create awareness among masses on conservation of oil and natural gas. The fortnight from January 16 to 31 would also witness several other activities.

Addressing the session, General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation, PS Venkateswaran said the demand of the people for fuel has been increasing alarmingly vis-à-vis scanty oil reserves. He also mentioned that the reserves of fossil fuels within the country were limited and that the government needs to import them, thereby leading to a large expenditure on these resources.

Various competitions were also organised on the occasion in which students and teachers from across the State participated in various categories. In the A category of class 10 students Somya of TM Convent School, Bhopal stood first for her essay on ‘ population and its effects on nature and natural resources’.

In group B comprising class 11 and 12 students Nivedita Pandey of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Jabalpur was adjudged first for her submission on ‘ global warming’. In group C comprising teachers Dr Tabassum Akhtar was placed first for her essay on ‘ exhausting fossil fuels’. Mayor Sunil Sood gave away the prizes.

Sood also flagged off an oil conservation mobile van after the function. The students also participated in a rally to mark the event.