Government of India responded to the World Oil crisis in the year 1973 and a step towards it, they have given high importance to conservation and efficient utilization of Petroleum products in India. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India constituted an action group named "Petroleum Conservation Action Group" in 1976 to take the measures towards conservation and efficient utilization of these scarce products. Subsequently, PCAG was reconstituted as "Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) as a registered society under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India on 10th August 1978.
PCRA, since its inception, is engaged in promoting fuel conservation and its efficient utilization in major sectors of economy namely Agriculture, Transport, Domestic, Industry and Commercial through its various mass awareness activities, field activities, sponsoring R&D projects, etc. It helps the government in proposing policies and strategies for petroleum conservation, aimed at reducing excessive dependence of the country on oil requirement. Over the years, PCRA has enlarged its role in improving productivity in use of various sources of energy, for the purpose of achieving environment protection and sustainable development
To achieve its objectives, PCRA has a strong network throughout the country. The Registered Office of PCRA is located in New Delhi. In Addition to this, PCRA has 4 Regional Offices at Metro cities and 16 Sub-Regional Offices in major cities of the country.
Drive Smart Save Fuel is a Mobile Game developed to facilitate deeper penetration of PCRA Conservation Tips & Messages and side by making you enhance your learning & driving skills. This game teaches you how to play smartly in order to save fuel while driving & scoring best as much as you can. Your driving and efficiency skills will be judged and given score based on your driving
“PCRA2 – Fuel Saving Tips” android application is developed in public interest by Petroleum conservation Research Association (Under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India) for educating the masses about the conservation of fuel and Energy by implementing simple tips.
In this android application, simple tips to save LPG in Domestic Sector, Petrol/Diesel in Transport Sector, Diesel in Agriculture Sector and Fuel/ Energy in Industrial Sector is provided and explained. By adopting these simple tips the users can save fuel and Money in their daily life and also contribute in conservation of Petroleum products.
To give the users a indicative savings they will get by adopting different tips is also provided in Domestic, Transport and Industrial Sector.
To contribute in the movement of Petroleum and Energy Conservation in the country please download the application and adopt fuel saving tips in your day-to-day activities.