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CPCL’S Cyclothon adds energy to the fuel awareness campaign

Organized in support of the initiative of Petroleum Conservation Research Association under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG)

Chennai campaign is one of the 20 big cities where mega event organized.

Shri S.N.Pandey, MD, CPCL, inaugurated  the Cycle Rally.

Shri Rajeev Ailawadi, Director(Finance), Shri S.Krishnan, Director (Operations), Shri H.Shankar, Director (Technical), Shri J.T. Venkateswarlu,

CVO and senior officials  and employees of  CPCL participated.

Actor Ganesh Venkatraman, Celebrities of small screen fame Actor Srithika, Actor Divya Ganesh plus sports personality Suresh Sathya lead the rally.

“In the ambitious journey to achieve 5 Trillion- dollar economy, the energy requirements and fuel consumption are likely to increase rapidly. The consumption of fossil fuels also shows a steady growth and therefore, it is imperative that adequate emphasis is laid on switching to cleaner form of energy and subsequently work on measure to enhance energy efficiency.” said Shri.DharmendaPradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel . Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) took active step towards fuel conservation.

People from all walks of life participated in the Saksham Cycle Rally at Manali. Necessary social distancing related protocols were organized throughout the rally.

The CPCL grounds were filled with men, women, children wearing caps and T-shirts with the company’s logo printed on them. The 7.7 km long rally started and ended at CPCL polytechnic college. The chief guests along with the top offcials of CPCLflagged off the event where more than 500 people participated in batches. Cycling helps us not only in conserving fuel, but it also help us to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The cycle rally was conducted to emphasize on the savings of fuel for the betterment of upcoming generations thereby enhancing sufficient amount of resources be available. Saving fuel not only helps to save resources, but it also helps in controlling pollution. It was really overwhelming to see people step out and support such initiative even during a pandemic crisis.

Initiatives taken by Government of India towards Cleaner fuels:

“We are working towards a “One Nation, One Gas Grid”Network through addition of approximately 17,000 kms of gas pipelines in the eastern and north eastern parts of the country. With the implementation of “City Gas Distribution”networks in all authorized areas, soon, more than 70% of India’s population will have access to clean and affordable natural gas. We are setting up 5000 compressed biogas (CBG) plants by 2024 with a production target of 15 MMT and an investment of about 20 billion dollars.” Shri.Tarun Kapoor, Secretary MoPNG, quoted the above.


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