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Fuel Conservation Mega Campaign: Saksham

Current context: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas inaugurated fuel conservation mega campaign – “Saksham” of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) in New Delhi on 16th January 2020.
Fuel Conservation Mega Campaign: Saksham  
  • The campaign is launched for putting earnest efforts for petroleum conservation to bring down the huge import burden for energy requirements.
  • As per the recent data, India's share of primary energy demand is set to double to 11% by 2040.
  • The one-month long annual event “Saksham” aims at creating mass awareness among public about conventional fuel conservation.
  • Various interactive programs and activities would be held during the month-long ‘Saksham-2019’ that include ‘Saksham’ Cycle Day in 200 cities, Cyclothons, Short Film making contest on MyGov, Workshops for drivers of commercial vehicles, Seminars for housewives/cooks on adopting simple fuel saving measure, Nationwide campaign through Radio, TV, Digital Cinemas, Outdoor media etc.

Question: 

Q.1 The campaign “Saksham” has been recently launched by which Ministry?
a. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
b. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
c. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
d. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Fuel Conservation Mega Campaign: Saksham Fuel Conservation Mega Campaign: Saksham Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 16, 2020 Rating: 5

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