National level seminar on Energy Conservation in Hotel Industry organized
MANALI: A national level seminar on the theme of Energy
Conservation in Hotel Industry was organized under collective efforts of PHD
Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany and Manali Tourism Stakeholders’ Association in Manali on Saturday.
Seminar on conservation of energy in hotel industry
Regional
director of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dilip Sharma said that conservation
of energy is a need of hour and we need to save energy for our next generation.
Talking about the hotel industry of Himachal, he said that hotels consume large
portion of the energy in Himachal and 20 per cent expenses of the hotels are by
unnecessarily use of water heaters, boilers, air conditioning systems,
refrigeration, heaters, pumps and motors. “Use of solar energy is the best
alternative that can bring down the expenses and also save the limited sources
of energy,” he said.
Petroleum
Conservation Research Association (PCRA) deputy director SN Singh said that our
country is spending billions of dollars on importing petroleum products from
abroad which is severely impacting our economy. “Motive of this seminar is to
spread a message that people should use energy but the most important thing is
that how and when we should use energy to stop its unnecessary use.”
Seminar on conservation of energy in hotel industry in Manali
Officials
present in the seminar emphasized upon maximum use of solar energy. Manali
sub-divisional magistrate Vinay Dhiman requested all the hoteliers to save
energy wherever it is possible. He added that seminar is sending a positive
message to the tourism industry to save energy and he said that more such
seminars should be organized in future.
Manali Tourism
Stakeholders’ Association president Gajender Thakur thanked all the dignitaries
from across the country to make this seminar a success. He also said that
association will encourage hoteliers to use solar energy to save power and
other energy sources. Officials from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd
(ONGC), Thapar University, Thermax Ltd, Philips Ltd and Intersolar Systems Pvt
Ltd also spoke on the same issue.

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