According to reports, Haryana’s renewable energy department, HAREDA, has invited applications for its annual state-level energy conservation awards. Industrial and commercial facilities, which have managed to achieve significant cuts in their overall energy consumption this year, will be given cash rewards of as much as Rs 2 lakh. Government and institutional buildings, such as hospitals and schools, will also be eligible to file nominations, according to HAREDA representatives.
“These awards will be given to consumers of various categories who have made significant contribution in saving energy by adopting various conservation measures in their units and buildings,” said Harmohan Singh Chattha, state renewable energy minister. A special award for individual contribution to innovation in green technology will also be conferred. Several industrial houses, both big and small, are expected to participate this year, with three prizes – of Rs 50,000, Rs 1 lakh, and Rs 2 lakh – to be given out to the deserving candidates in the large scale segment.
“For the small scale industries, we have two awards, one of Rs 50,000 and the other of Rs 1 lakh,” said an official. %Application forms can be downloaded from HAREDA’s official website.