According to reports, in a bid to shore up power deficiency that is crippling the state, Hubli-Electricity Supply Company (Hescom) has decided to launch an innovative programme to save energy in north Karnataka region.
Hescom is all set to take the message ‘save energy’ to each door step of consumers in seven districts – Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Karwar, Bijapur, Belgaum and Bagalkot. The programme will be held in all the seven districts with an intention of motivating people to save energy and avoid wastage of energy in their homes, working places, factories etc. throughout the year. Demand side management wing of the Hescom has taken initiative in launching this educational programme to reach out to the customers. “This programme is designed to inculcate the habit of saving energy among people. An NGO has been vested with the responsibility to create awareness among the public, students and farmers to save energy,”
Pankaj Kumar Pandey, managing director, Hescom, said. After calling tender, the work has been allotted to the NGO, which is now busy organizing awareness programmes.
“As part of the initiative, seminars, lectures, drawing competitions, essay writing competitions and other activities will be held at schools and colleges. The student community will be educated on the need to save energy for future generations,” he said. There are plans to involve local artists and theatre personalities and organize street plays in rural areas, Pandey added.
Rallies will be organized in villages to educate farmers to use only energy-efficient pumpsets of good quality. People will be asked to use solar lights and CFL bulbs which help save energy considerably. The programme will be launched from Friday in all villages and taluks of seven districts for an year.