“Energy Savers” Portal to be Launched on National Energy Conservation Day




“Energy Savers” Portal to be Launched on National Energy Conservation Day

Power Minister to Present National Level Awards on 14th December





As a part of the National Energy Conservation day celebrations, a new portal named “Energy Savers” will be launched. National Energy Conservation day is celebrated to reach out to homes, offices and industries with strong messages to influence their energy consumption behavior.



 Shri. Piyush Goyal,  Minister of State (I/C) Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy will  present the National Energy Conservation Awards to industries, buildings and appliance manufacturers who have achieved the best energy performance during the past year and National level Awards to school children for energy conservation painting competitions held across the country. The National Energy Conservation Day function will be held in New Delhi on Sunday, the 14, December 2014.



                  The new portal is proposed to stimulate schoolchildren to start taking energy-conservation actions in their homes, schools, and neighbourhoods, reinforced by school-level activities. The main features of Web Portal are :



·         To create mass awareness and outreach among school children across all segments of the society .



·         At the "going live" of the web portal, at-least 1 school in each state of the country will be connected and directly communicate with the school children / teachers.



·         This portal will support the spread of a culture of energy efficiency among members of the school community, and help them in carrying out energy-conservation activities themselves, and to engage with their immediate environment including parents, teachers, friends and neighbors.

·         The portal will enable interaction amongst school children through:

Ø  Creation of Energy Clubs.

Ø  Competitions based on Energy Audits and savings in their schools.

Ø  Essay Competitions etc.



·         Children who achieve success in the competitions and tasks would be recognized for their achievement and awarded BUSS-labeled products, and assigned titles that recognize their progressive achievements.

·         The portal will be subsequently developed in vernacular languages so as to maximize outreach among children all over the country.

·         The portal will eventually connect with approximately 50,000 schools across the country and create mass awareness on the need for Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency.

·         A category of best performing schools/high-achieving children could be included in the National Energy Conservation Awards in the subsequent years.

This year the response for  National Energy Conservation Awards from the industrial and commercial units was very encouraging as is evident from the increasing participation level (from 123 in 1999 to 1010 in 2014). In the current year award scheme, three new sectors have also been introduced (Universities and Engineering Institution Buildings, Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) and State Road Transport Corporation & Undertakings) The Award Committee this year has selected 41 units for First prize,37 units for Second Prize and 44 units for Certificate of Merit.



Overwhelming response was also received for the National level Awards to school children for energy conservation paintings competitions . This year, 60.17 lakh students from 1.01 lakh schools participated in the school-level competitions across the country (compared to 45.07 lakhs in 2013, from 90,000 schools). Of these, 3,700 students (100 in each state) participated in the state-level competitions, and the best three from each state (in the 4th to 6th standard category) will participate in the national-level competition. Each prize-winning student is presented with a Certificate and a cash prize.

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Government Invites Suggestions on ‘Making India a Sports Superpower’

Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has invited suggestions and comments on the topic ‘Making India a Sports Superpower’ on MyGov website.

India has been making steady progress in the field of sports, but it has potential to do much more. If right steps are taken towards development of sports culture, integration of sports and education, early spotting of talent, strong support to sportspersons through top-class coaching, competition exposures, sports science and sports medicine support, etc., India can emerge as a sports super- power.

Views have been invited from public on what specific steps need to be taken.

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Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on December 11, 2014

The Water Storage available in 85 important reservoirs of the country as on December 11, 2014 was 97.419 BCM which is 63%of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This storage is 84% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 98% of storage of average of last ten years. . The present storage position during current year is less than the storage position of last year and also less than the storage of average of last ten years. Central Water Commission monitors live storage status of 85 important reservoirs of the country on weekly basis. These reservoirs include 37 reservoirs having hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW. The total storage capacity of these reservoirs is 155.046 BCM which is about 61% of the storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country.



REGION WISE STORAGE STATUS:

NORTHERN REGION

The northern region includes States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. There are 6 reservoirs in this region having total storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 10.32 BCM which is 57% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 73% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 63% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.



EASTERN REGION

The Eastern region includes States of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura. There are 15 reservoirs in this region having total storage capacity of 18.83 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 14.47 BCM which is 77% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 90% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 72% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year but better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.



WESTERN REGION

The Western region includes States of Gujarat and Maharashtra. There are 22 reservoirs in this region having total storage capacity of 24.54 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 15.39 BCM which is 63% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 80% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was71% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the storage of last year and also less than the average storage of last ten years.



CENTRAL REGION

The Central region includes States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. There are 12 reservoirs in this region having total storage capacity of 42.30BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 30.29 BCM which is 72% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 80% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 53% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the storage of last year but better than the average storage of last ten years.





SOUTHERN REGION

The Southern region includes States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are 30 reservoirs in this region having total live storage capacity of 51.37 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 26.95 BCM which is 52% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 63% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 68% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.



             States having better storage than last year for corresponding period are Kerala and Tamil Nadu. States having equal storage than last year for corresponding period is Karnataka.States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh,   Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh.
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