KARNATAKA

Call to tap non-conventional sources of energy

Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: An exhibition on `non-conventional energy and energy conservation devices' to highlight the relevance of non-conventional energy is being organised at the Town Hall here on August 19 and 20 as part of the Rajiv Gandhi Akshaya Urja Divas.

The awareness programmes in this regard are being conducted by the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) with the assistance of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy, Government of India.

Create awareness

Project Officer, ANERT, Kozhikode, K. Mohammed said the aim is to create awareness among the public that traditional sources of energy such as coal or oil will get exhausted.

The need to tap the vast sources of non-conventional energy such as sunlight, wind, wave energy, besides biogas from human and other wastes, was being stressed by ANERT.

Mayor Thottathil Raveendran inaugurated the exhibition. Mr. Mohammed, Sreedharan Palayat (District Tourism Promotion Council, Tourism Club secretary), among others, participated in the programme.

A quiz on energy was conducted for high school students.

A seminar on `Non-conventional energy sources and domestic energy conservation,' was addressed by K. Soman, State Secretary Energy Conservation Society, Kerala, and K.S. Mudhu, Secretary Energy Conservation Society, Kozhikode.

Rally

An awareness rally by schoolchildren on August 20 will begin from the BEM Girls High School and end at the Town Hall. A mass run by the youth from the Indoor Stadium will be flagged off by City Police Commissioner H. Venkitesh. A public meeting to be held on the occasion will be inaugurated by A. Sujanapal, MLA. District Collector Rachna Shah, who is also the district chairperson of ANERT, will preside over the programme.

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