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Conservation of Petroleum Products & Environmental Issues (India) A very high priority is attached by the Government to conservation of petroleum products in view of the need to reduce ever increasing gap between demand for and indigenous supply of crude oil and petroleum products. OVERALL STRATEGY OF PROMOTNG OIL CONSERVATION Government has initiated various steps to promote conservation of petroleum products in the transport, industrial, agricultural and domestic sectors. These include adoption of measures and practices which are conducive to increase fuel efficiency and training programme in the transport sector; modernisation of boilers, furnaces and other oil operated equipments with efficient ones and promotion of fuel efficient practices and equipment in the industrial sector; standardisation of fuel officient irigatior pumpsets and rectification of existing pumpsets to make them more energy efficient in the agricultural sector and development as well as promotion of the use of fuel efficient equipment and appliances like kerosene and LPG stoves in the household sector. These activities are promoted and coordinated by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil Marketing Companies under the guidance and supervision of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. MULTI MEDIA MASS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN An important promotional activity is the multi-media campaigns for creating mass awareness about the need for conserving petroleum products and for informing and motivating users to take concrete steps to actually conserve such products. Oil Marketing Companies have also been playing an important role in using various media for creating mass awareness. OIL CONSERVATION WEEK Going by the experience of the first 011 Conservation Week organised in January, 1991, 011 Conservation Week was organised during each of the subsequent years by the Oil Sector as a whole in close coordination with the concerned Ministries/Departments of the Union Government, State...

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