To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi as Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas, Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary M M Kutty on Wednesday flagged off the publicity vans in Delhi, to generate awareness among the people about the OMCs’ initiative of converting used cooking oil to biodiesel.
Wide publicity is being given to the RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to make India “Swachh” by conversion of used cooking oil, which otherwise would be disposed off in drains, cause spillages/ environmental damage and pose health hazards.
IOCL chairman Sanjiv Singh was also present on the occasion. Similar initiatives are being launched at various places in the country.
The publicity involves wide social media campaign to spread awareness and educate people about the ill effects of used cooking oil and ways to dispose it off for converting it to biodiesel. The publicity vans will also carry the poster messages across 100 cities to spread the awareness. This awareness initiative of the OMCs would be a continuous process in coming days.
Oil Marketing Companies (IOC, BPC and HPC), under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, have floated Expression of Interest (EOI) across 100 cities of India for supply of bio-diesel produced from used cooking oil. (UNI)