Inviting suggestions from the public on PCRA's Mandate

Inviting suggestions from the public on PCRA's Mandate
Last Date Nov 23,2016 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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The Oil crisis of 1970s brought into sharp focus the need for conservation of petroleum products due to the enormous hike in country’s import bill. The Government in response set ...

The Oil crisis of 1970s brought into sharp focus the need for conservation of petroleum products due to the enormous hike in country’s import bill. The Government in response set up the Petroleum Conservation Action Group (PCAG) in 1976, which reported that a conservation potential of about 20% existed in major sectors of the economy. PCAG was subsequently reconstituted on 10th August’ 1978 as Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) with a vision to become a center of excellence for conservation of hydrocarbons & environment protection for sustainable development, of our inherent strength.

Petroleum Conservation Research Association is a registered society set up under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India (MoP&NG). PCRA is a national government agency engaged in promoting conservation of petroleum products & energy efficiency in various sectors of economy.  It helps the government in proposing policies and strategies for petroleum conservation, aimed at reducing excessive dependence of the country on oil requirement. 

PCRA aims at making oil conservation a national movement. As part of its mandate, PCRA is entrusted with the task of creating awareness amongst the masses about the importance, methods and benefits of conserving petroleum products & emission reduction. It sponsors R&D activities for the development of fuel-efficient equipment / devices. The other major activities being carried out by PCRA are Driver training programs/Workshops on fuel efficient driving, Model depot projects for State Transport Undertakings for efficient operations, Energy Audits for energy conservation & energy efficiency potential, ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management System, Perform-Achieve-Trade(PAT) for designated consumers to reduce specific energy consumption, Fuel oil diagnostic studies to identify energy efficiency opportunities, Development of fuel economy norms for Heavy Duty Vehicles, workshops/ exhibitions, consumer meets, education films/TV spots, hoarding/ electronic display, distribution of printed literature. Over the years, PCRA has enlarged its role in improving productivity in use of various sources of energy, for the purpose of achieving environment protection and sustainable development.

The demand of petroleum products in the country is growing steadily and Govt. Policy as spelt out in India hydrocarbon vision 2025 considers issues such as energy security, use of alternate fuels and interchangeability of technology as vital to ensure that mix of energy sources used in economy is optimal and sustainable.
Towards its mission for efficient energy utilization and environment protection, PCRA is working with the support of Public Sector Oil & Gas Companies, Government & Non-Government Organizations, Research Institutes and Laboratories, Educational Institutes, Consumer Associations and other organizations.

Revisiting the Mandate

PCRA has made all endeavour to deliver on its mandate for nearly 4 decades. With changing time, it is imperative to revisit our mandate so that it is in synchronisation with challenges of the day and future.
In view of the above, PCRA solicit the opinion/suggestion of the People of India to add/delete so that the spectrum of its mandate can be widened.

For more information regarding present PCRA activities , please visit www.pcra.org

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rahul_415 4 साल 5 महीने पहले

PCRA is nothing but a dhakosala. No new initiatives by them and dumb people of oil companies are posted there as advisors. If you see petroleum depots, top filling of petroleum in tanker and railway wagons cause huge vapour losses and no proper steps taken. Instead of very good technologies available for vapour recovery very few depots have installed it and wasting countries huge money.

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sunil kumar 4 साल 5 महीने पहले

Dear PM

All big industries, govt offices, railway platforms etc roof tops can be converted to capture solar energy, make it mandatory for private firms with 2000sq ft and above sheds to move towards solar, give them tax rebates. Setup a new Solar entity under Power and they start fixing solar panels for industries and billings becomes their returns for investments over a period of 20 yrs. For new industrial plants make it mandatory to have 90% roof covered with solar panels to get approvals

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Venkatesh Shastry 4 साल 5 महीने पहले

To ease traffic at signals, there are lots of patchy or pot hole roads that makes vehicle movement slow and could pass only 25-30 vehicles. If these pot holes are closed and make the road nice, then the movement of vehicles will be in large numbers which I have seen practically.

Another reason is after signal is green, and crossed there is a bus stop which is also makes pass through only few vehicles.
If these bus stops/stands are shifted to 100-120 Mtrs.away from signal the traffic will eas

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SREENIVASULU KOYA 4 साल 5 महीने पहले

I have an exciting advice for conservation petrol. In cities, Top executives must travel by cycle from house to office and then from office to house. Official work can use vehicles. It has to start first at Govt employee level, then follows private employees. So that most of office work force near by 2-5 km distance will travel by cycle, that will reduce fuel as well as pollution. Of course physical fitness will improve.

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SREENIVASULU KOYA 4 साल 5 महीने पहले

Sir, we have to first make sure every house gets electricity with affordable cost. We must use our natural resources, like Gas for transportation vehicles and we have to increase solar energy most suitable alternative to fuel and electricity. Research has to be done for Agricultural water pumps must use Solar energy with affordable or even cheaper than exiting cost. So that, kerosene and diesel imports will come down, our domestic energy usage will goes up with full employment

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Kishan Tiwadi 4 साल 5 महीने पहले

modiji pranam, sir we appreciate u r step towards note ban and we also support u .sir pls also to avoide further black money also dont release larger denomination notes like 500-2000etc. sir also pollution is is big issue everywhere so urge people to plant more tulsi plants in house or on road side and also on dividers of roads as it will help to reduce air pollution.sir we also forced to pay bribe in govt offices to get done our work so pls suggest or do something to stop it thanks our best pm.