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GUWAHATI, Jan 17 � The inaugural function of the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF 2015) was held at the Guwahati Refinery Township at Noonmati here today.

Dr Nazrul Islam, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Health & Family Welfare, Minority & Development, inaugurated the event.

OGCF 2015 is being celebrated across the country from January 16 to 31. The theme for OGCF 2015 is �Indhan Bachao Jan Dhan Badhao�.

In his speech, Islam highlighted the importance of conserving petroleum products in view of the country�s heavy dependence on imports of such products.

He called for improving efficiency in all the sectors of the economy to reduce the adverse impact of petroleum products consumption on the environment.

Islam said that since India has to spend huge foreign exchange in importing its requirements of petroleum products, conservation techniques will result in saving precious foreign exchange outgo and will lead to reduction in current account deficit.

Dipankar Ray, general manager-cum-State level coordinator of Oil Industry Assam, welcomed the gathering.

Jogen Barpujari, General Manager of Guwahati Refinery also addressed the gathering and urged the schoolchildren to contribute towards the national cause.

An oil conservation pledge was administered on the occasion.

The function was attended by a large number of school children, senior officials from the oil industry, industrialists and others.

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Plea to conserve petroleum products

GUWAHATI, Jan 17 � The inaugural function of the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF 2015) was held at the Guwahati Refinery Township at Noonmati here today.

Dr Nazrul Islam, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Health & Family Welfare, Minority & Development, inaugurated the event.

OGCF 2015 is being celebrated across the country from January 16 to 31. The theme for OGCF 2015 is �Indhan Bachao Jan Dhan Badhao�.

In his speech, Islam highlighted the importance of conserving petroleum products in view of the country�s heavy dependence on imports of such products.

He called for improving efficiency in all the sectors of the economy to reduce the adverse impact of petroleum products consumption on the environment.

Islam said that since India has to spend huge foreign exchange in importing its requirements of petroleum products, conservation techniques will result in saving precious foreign exchange outgo and will lead to reduction in current account deficit.

Dipankar Ray, general manager-cum-State level coordinator of Oil Industry Assam, welcomed the gathering.

Jogen Barpujari, General Manager of Guwahati Refinery also addressed the gathering and urged the schoolchildren to contribute towards the national cause.

An oil conservation pledge was administered on the occasion.

The function was attended by a large number of school children, senior officials from the oil industry, industrialists and others.