"The pertinent measures are being evaluated so that this does not remain without consequences," he added.
Mr Umesh Singh, general manager, East Coast Railway stressed on the need to conserve petroleum products as it helps save money and protects the environment.
Addressing the valedictory function of “Oil and Gas Conservation Awareness Drive -Saksham ’18 here organised jointly by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil industry, Mr Singh said India’s dependency on import of oil has to be taken in to account and greater efforts to conserve oil required.
Awareness among the people on need of oil & gas conservation and means to do it has to be developed. During Saksham, various activities are carried out in sectors like Transport, Industrial, Agriculture and Household to spread the message on fuel conservation.
State – level co-ordinator, Pritish Bharat, chief General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited on behalf of Oil Industry, Odisha, welcomed the guests and presented a capsule on programmes conducted from 16 January.
During which the oil industry collectively conducted mass awareness campaigns like training programme for drivers, awareness campaigns for housewives, quiz, debate and painting competitions among school children, conservation seminars in industries, auto-emission-check campaigns, etc.
Debasish Ranasingh, Additional Director PCRA along with all the people including school children from various schools who attended the function took pledge to conserve oil & gas and propagate the message among other people. Winners of different competitions were awarded with cash prizes, trophies, tablets and laptops etc.