GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy
Why in News?
‘Saksham’, an annual high intensity one-month long people-centric mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was launched.
- Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is a campaign organised by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) to sensitize the masses about conservation and efficient use of petroleum products which will lead towards better health and environment.
- This campaign is aimed at showing the way forward for making a change and enhancing the conservation capabilities of people. It helps understand the need for fuel conservation and find solutions thereof.
- The campaign seeks to promote effective utilization of petroleum products, something that will lead to environmental protection.
- It also educates the masses on how the efficient and optimal use of energy can protect the health and the environment.