NMC, Green Vigil Foundation undertake “Save Energy Campaign” across city on Full Moon Night

Moon Light Program News photo 4 May 2015
Nagpur: Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Green Vigil Foundation on Monday jointly undertook a “Save Energy Campaign” on Bouddha Pournima Day (May 4), the Full Moon Day, for one hour from 8 pm to 9 pm. The programme was organized at Reshimbagh Square (Awari Square).

The Mayor Pravin Datke, speaking on the occasion, said that if electricity is saved for one hour on Pournima Night, a lot of energy is saved. “Electricity Saved is Electricity Generated. For generation of one unit of electricity, 500 grammes of coal, 7.5 liters of water are used and 1000 grammes of carbon dioxide gets mixed in atmosphere. Therefore, every section of society should participate in the save energy campaign by shutting off unnecessary lights and electricity apparatus in homes, offices, establishments and other places for one hour on Full Moon Night and help in saving energy,” appealed the Mayor Datke, former Mayor Anil Sole and Chairman of Standing Committee Ramesh Shingare.

Others who participated in the save energy campaign include Hanuman Nagar Zone Chairperson Sarika Nandurkar, Corporator Sujata Kombade, Gandhibagh Zone Chairperson Prabha Jagnade, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jayant Dandegaonkar, Executive Engineer (Electricity) Sanjay Jaiswal, Green Vigil Foundation’s Kaustubh Chatterjee, Mehul Kosurkar, Daksha Borkar, Surbha Jaiswal and other officials.

A number of homes, offices, business establishments, hotels and street lights in Hanuman Nagar Zone and other parts of the city voluntarily shut lights and electricity apparatus and cooperated with the save energy campaign. The lights and other electricity machineries in Civil Lines office of NMC were shut off for one hour and thus saved a lot of energy.

A total of 2659 KW units of electricity was saved in one hour of Save Energy Campaign undertaken on Full Moon Night on May 4 in entire city.