National Energy Conservation Day is marked every year in India on 14 December, to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in the year 2001, a constitutional body that comes under Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies in order to reduce the energy use.
BEE recognises and encourages endeavours of industries in reducing energy consumption by felicitating them with National Energy Conservation Awards. BEE also awards prizes to the national winners of the annual National Painting Competition on Energy Conservation.
Last year, over 1.22 crore children participated in the National Painting Competition and 322 industrial units and establishments from key sectors participated in the National Energy Conservation Awards 2017. President Ram Nath Kovind give away National Energy Conservation Awards and National Painting Competition Prizes this year.
In India, many energy conservation competitions are organised by the government and other organisations to make national energy conservation campaign more effective and special. Many politicians celebrated the day, urging Indian citizens to do their bit and conserve energy.
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Updated Date: Dec 14, 2018 15:22 PM