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Pradhan flags off Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans

Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans were flagged off by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to promote and create awareness
Dharmendra Pradhan flags off Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans
among people on the need of oil and gas conservation for the future and the methods to do it. 
  • To spread the awareness about energy conservation for better future these vans will travel to 30 districts.
  • As part of the awareness drive, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) will also run people-centric drives throughout the country between January 16 to February 15 under SAKSHAM.

About the Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM):

  • Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
  • PCRA undertakes this awareness programme in collaboration with Oil & Gas PSUs along with other stakeholders like State Governments, for creating focused attention on fuel conservation through people-centric activities and to sensitize the masses about the conservation and efficient use of petroleum products leading to better health and environment.

About the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA):

  • Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) is a non-profit organization registered society set up under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
  • PCRA is the principal National Government Agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of the economy.
  • It undertakes studies to identify the potential and to make recommendations for achieving conservation of petroleum products in various sectors of the economy and sponsors R&D activities for the development of fuel-efficient equipment/devices.
  • As part of its effort to increase awareness about energy conservation, it undertakes multi-media campaigns through All India Radio, Doordarshan, TV channels, Private FM channels, Digital Cinema Theaters etc.

Question:

Q. Vans under which annual flagship event were flagged off by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to promote and create awareness among people on the need of oil and gas conservation for the future and the methods to do it?
a. Paryavaran Kshmata Mahotsav (PAKSHAM)
b. Rashtriya Kshmata Mahotsav (RAKSHAM)
c. Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM)
d. None of the above
Pradhan flags off Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans Pradhan flags off Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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