The inter ministerial working group had identified a saving potential of 25 % in this sector. PCRA tries to reach the vast farming community and the thrust areas of activities includes replacement of inefficient foot valves, rectification of Lift Irrigation Pumps, Van Publicity programs, work group projects in adopted villages and Kisan Melas. Besides this PCRA also educates students who in turn educate the farmers about the efficient use of petroleum products in tractors and lift irrigation pumps. PCRA has so far conducted:
During 2014-15, PCRA has conducted the following programs:
Kisan Melas - 64
Seminar/Workshop - 718
PCRA networks with Agricultural Universities, Colleges,Schools, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, NABARD, SIRD,DRDA, IARI and State Government Agencies for propagating awareness on Oil Conservation in the agriculture sector. This has resulted in effectively reaching the farmers of our country and educating them about good maintenance practices for their pump sets and tractors.
The savings through PCRA's efforts in agriculture sector leads to a substantial recurring savings.