GUWAHATI, Jan 16 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today claimed that the crude oil import burden can be reduced by ten per cent by launching a massive oil conservation awareness programme.
Inaugurating Saksham-2017, an oil and gas conservation mass awareness campaign here today, Sonowal urged upon everybody, especially the student community, to take a proactive step in generating awareness for conserving oil and gas products.
Organised by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) in association with oil and gas PSUs under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the month-long awareness campaign would adequately take several steps for generating awareness towards conservation efforts.
�Our overdependence on import of crude oil from outside is a burden on us. By propagating pragmatic and scientific ways of conserving oil and gas products would at least cut down our import dependence by 10 per cent,� Sonowal said. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s call to cut down crude oil import, Sonowal said this can be made possible by adhering to conservation efforts and an awareness movement in the society.
Calling upon the students to take a proactive role in generating awareness, Sonowal said that awareness at all levels, right from gaon panchayat level to the highest administrative strata, will lead to creating an informed society that can complement conservation efforts.