AMU judged second best in UP in energy conservation

ALIGARH : In recognition of its stride to become a green university, the Aligarh Muslim University has been awarded second prize among UP state higher education institutes for its contribution to energy conservation. The award has been given by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), the state designated agency under the Energy Conservation Act 2001, Government of India.

Expressing happiness on the achievement, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said conservation of energy and adoption of green energy sources is a critical measure for preventing global warming and promoting sustainable development. AMU is one of the leading institutions in the country which have adopted green energy solutions.

Prof Mohd Rihan (Member Incharge, Electricity and Convener, Green University Project Committee, AMU), who received the award on behalf of the university, said that AMU has been vehemently pursuing energy efficiency and conservation and this award has been given based on evaluation of reduction in the requirement of energy, implementing policy decisions on energy efficiency and conservation. The evaluation process has also taken in view the training programmes conducted for staff and energy conservation awareness campaigns for society.

He said the award ceremony marked the National Energy Conservation Day, 2021.

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