A. National Energy Conservation Award (NECA)
The National Energy Conservation Awards are presented to industry and other establishments and prizes to the winners of the annual Painting Competition on Energy Conservation for school children every year by the Ministry of Power with the objective of promoting energy conservation among all sectors of economy.
The Annual Energy Conservation Awards recognize innovation and achievements in energy conservation by the industries, buildings, zonal railways, state designated agencies; manufacturers of BEE star labeled appliances, electricity distribution companies, municipalities and raise awareness that energy conservation plays a big part in India’s response to reducing global warming through energy savings. The awards are also recognition of their demonstrated commitment to Energy Conservation and Efficiency. The scheme has motivated industry and other establishment to adopt energy efficiency measures.
Electrical Energy savings in terms of equivalent avoided capacity (mw) per year by the participating units through implementation of energy saving projects. After getting nominated as SDA, UPNEDA has taken initiative to increase the participation of industrial and commercial units for National Energy Conservation Award.
B. Painting Competition on Energy Conservation for School Children
The habit of conservation is best introduced and inculcated at the school age. It has been seen that the Children are the best agents of change and in this case we need to equip them with the information and knowledge on energy conservation and create interest among them on this important subject.
In this regard, Ministry of Power has taken an initiative and has been organizing Painting competition on Energy Conservation for students since the year 2005.The competition is held in three stages, namely, School, State and National Level since 2005. In order to strengthen the campaign, higher classes of 7th, 8th and 9th standards are also being included from this year onward in addition to existing classes of 4th, 5th and 6th Standards. Students of 4th, 5th& 6th standard students under Category ‘A’ and for 7th, 8th & 9th standard students under Category ‘B’ are eligible to participate in the competition.
The paintings drawn by children reflected their interest in the energy conservation activities and their concern about energy crises and climate change, and have effectively conveyed inspiring ideas in their impressing paintings. The vibrant designs, the confident depiction of the topic and remarkable composition seen in these paintings reflects clear understanding of the subject themes in the minds of these young children.
After getting nominated as SDA UPNEDA has taken initiation for painting competition in state through district level Project officer and achieved the figure of more than 18.0 lakhs where as last year the figure was only 58000. UP has received 1st prize for highest increase in numbers of participants from last year in painting competition.