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Short Essay on 'Conservation of Fuel' ( Words)

Short Essay on 'Conservation of Fuel' ( Words)
Fuel is any substance used to produce heat and energy through a chemical or nuclear reaction. The energy is used by the conversion of a portion of the fuels mass. In India, we are suffering a severe fuel crises. In view of this, the Petroleum Conservation Research Association is encouraging fuel conservation. Our goal should be to reduce gasoline consumption progressively each year.

Fuel serves as a major part of our energy requirement. Petroleum, a major fuel is widely used in our everyday lives and also used to power automobiles, produce containers and to keep us warm. All plastic is made from it and used in cars, houses, computers, paraffin wax, paints and pharmaceuticals, at times it is also used as a solvent found in large quantities below the surface of the Earth and is used as fuel and raw material in the chemical industry.

Conserving energy and fuel makes sense on different levels. It is wise to turn off your car at traffic signals, minimize the use of brakes and encourage car pooling. Spread awareness for fuel conservation amongst your friends and relatives. There are three areas where the motorist can save fuel- proper maintenance, efficient driving habits and intelligent purchase of a vehicle. One of the best ways to save fuel is to reduce speed, as speed increases, fuel economy decreases exponentially. Tyre pressure and car's dirty air filter should be checked, if not, it could harm its performance and economy. Petrol is also called black gold. 

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of the Union petroleum and natural gas ministry, will be holding national level painting, essay and quiz competitions to promote fuel conservation among students, 27 of whom could win a trip to Singapore.

State coordinator of oil companies Shyamal Debnath said the competition, titled Sakham, would offer major prizes, besides gift vouchers and trophies. "The number of students winning a trip to Singapore and a laptop will, however, be limited to only 27," he said.

The best essays in each of 23 languages and two toppers each in painting and quiz competitions would be eligible for the top prizes, he added. Second slot holders would get a laptop and a cash prize of Rs 20,, while those who come third, would get a laptop and Rs 10, each.

"Since the objective is to create awareness about fuel conservation, the topics have been chosen accordingly," he said.

The topic, for both the essay and painting competitions is "Small steps of fuel conservation can make a big change". The quiz competition would cover a wider area incorporating agriculture, conservation and general studies.

"Online registrations will be open till September 15 at the PCRA portal,," said state PCRA joint director Ashish Kumar.

Students of Classes VII to X were eligible to participate in the essay competition, and those of Classes VIII to X in the quiz. There would be two groups in the painting competition - a junior group for students of Classes V to VII and a senior group for those in Classes VIII to X.

"There will also be an individual quiz competition for students between 13 and 17 years, who do not enrol through schools," Kumar added.

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