Imphal: Governor of Manipur La. Ganesan stressed the need to make people aware about the importance of solar energy as an alternative for power generation in the country.
Addressing an event on Tuesday at City Convention Centre Governor said, government is making relentless efforts to reduce power consumption by using solar power.
He said, awareness campaign on increasing solar power is quite indispensable at this juncture.
In case, the product of solar power is considerably increased, naturally the import of oil from other countries will significantly reduce which will obviously improve the economic standard of our country.
La. Ganesan further said that organizing such competitions among the students will certainly have a good impact in the minds of young students. Therefore, to inculcate thought on energy efficiency among school children, Ministry of Power has taken an initiative and has been organizing painting competitions on Energy Conservation for the students since 2005.
The Governor said, in order to create better appreciation and understanding of the need for energy conservation in the country, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power has already launched the “National Awareness Campaign on Energy Conservation”.
Such steps will bring better understanding on the subject and help in nurturing the innovative ideas to make India as energy sufficient nation on the global map, he added.