GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy

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‘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.
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