Rajahmundry: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) personnel took out a cycle rally on Wednesday which was led by its executive director and Rajahmundry Asset Manager D.M.R. Sekhar to create awareness on oil and gas conservation among the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sekhar said that the aim of the rally was to profess the significance of cycling, both as a lifestyle and as an alternate means of commutation, especially for shorter distances for day-to-day activities such as cycling to work, riding to nearby places and others. He said that the cycle rally was taken out not only to save fuel and money, but also keeps human beings healthy and fit, contributing to the reduction of vehicular emission by reducing congestion and improving traffic flow.
He said that ONGC is committed to reduce the oil imports by 10 per cent by 2022 as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that Rajahmundry Assets has laid foundation recently for 5 MW Solar Plant in Tatipaka in East Godavari.
Mr Sekhar said that the ONGC had taken up various campaigns such as going paperless in its office work and to progressively reduce single use plastics as a part of its overall mission to clean up the environment. Nearly 200 people participated.
KV schoolchildren, SPF personnel, Association of Scientific and Technical Officers, Petroleum Employees’ Union, All-India SC/ST Employees’ Welfare Association, and others participated.
‘Burrakatha’ artistes explained the importance of conservation of oil and gas.