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Dec 14, 2018
7:21PM

Sumitra Mahajan launches Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Building

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said sustainable development and conservation of resources are practised by India for many thousand years.

She said energy conservation and the use of clean energy resources are the priority areas for the government as well as the people of the country.

Ms Mahajan was addressing the National Energy Conservation Awards function in New Delhi today. 

Speaking on the occasion, Power Minister R.K. Singh said the electricity sector has seen a significant transformation in the last 4.5 years and the country has been united into one grid. 

He said each village in the country has been electrified and now the government is focusing on providing electricity to every household.

The Minister said the target of electrifying every household will be achieved much before the deadline of 31st March 2019.

During the function, the Lok Sabha Speaker launched the Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Building ( ECBC-R) to push for energy efficiency in the residential sector. 

Ms Mahajan presented awards to 26 industrial units from various sectors for their excellent performance in energy efficiency. 

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