The state government has worked out a permanent mechanism to save energy through conservation measures. All key government departments like energy, municipal administration and urban development, agriculture and co-operation, industries and panchayat raj, among others, will be involved in achieving the targets. The aim: Huge energy savings through efficiency measures to provide some relief to the sector and electricity consumers in particular.

“A circular has already been issued to all the employees of government departments to conserve energy by switching off unnecessary lights and fans, apart from non-usage of air-conditioners for the next six months to set an example to others. Also all heads of departments have been advised to strictly implement the energy conservation measures,” said principal secretary (energy) M. Sahoo, in a statement.