The National Energy Conservation Day is organised on 14th December every year by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with an aim to showcase India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation. The Ministry of Power celebrated EnergyConservation Week from 8 to 14 December 2021 under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In this article you will read about the day, its background and significance. As UPSC surprises aspirants with questions linked with what usually is assumed to be trivia; it is advisable that one must scroll through the facts about The National Energy Conservation Day to get the basic information. The topic, if at all asked in the UPSC Prelims, will form the part of the current affairs.
The National Energy Conservation Day Facts for UPSC Exam
Read the below-mentioned facts about The National Energy Conservation Day; and aid your IAS Exam preparation along with other competitive exams’ preparation.
National Energy Conservation Week 2021
8 Dec-14 December
Theme of 2021
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
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About The National Energy Conservation Day
- The National Energy Conservation Day has been celebrated since 1991 to raise awareness about the conservation of energy. Energy conservation is important because it is the best way to have a greener and brighter future.
- The aim with which the day is celebrated is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.
- The day also focuses on making people aware of global warming and climate change and promotes efforts towards saving energy resources.
- Energy Conservation Day also highlights the achievements of the country in the fields of energy efficiency and conservation.
- Energy Conservation Week was celebrated from 8-14 Dec 2021 under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and the BEE under the Ministry of Power organised various programs under the theme – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Energy Efficient India” and ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Cleaner Planet’.
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Background of The National Energy Conservation Day
The Indian bureau of Energy Efficiency implemented the Indian Energy Conservation Act in 2001 which aims to formulate policies regarding energy conservation.
After the Act came into force, every year on 14th December various discussions, conferences, and workshops are organised to raise awareness regarding energy conservation across India and hence The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated.
Significance of The National Energy Conservation Day
- National Energy Conservation Day is used to strengthen the goals and objectives among people about efficient use of energy.
- The agenda of celebrating national energy conservation Day is to raise awareness regarding the importance of energy and resources conservation. Conserving energy means wisely using energy rather than indiscriminately misusing it.
- National Energy Conservation Awards are given to recognise the efforts of various industrial units / establishments / organisations in achieving efficient utilisation and conservation of energy.
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National Energy Conservation Awards
- The BEE recognizes and encourages endeavours of industries in reducing energy consumption by felicitating them with National Energy Conservation Awards.
- These Awards are given by eminent dignitaries of the Government of India to the Industries, Buildings, Transport and Institutions sectors along with Energy Efficient Manufacturers to recognise innovation and achievements made by them in energy conservation.
- The awards were given for the first time on 14th December, 1991.
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