Consider the following statements:

  1. National Energy Conservation Award is awarded by the Energy and Resources Institute
  2. National Energy Conservation Day has been observed in India on 31st December every year since 1991

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the National Energy Conservation Award is awarded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Union Ministry of Power.  The Energy and Resources Institute: not-for-profit, policy research organization working in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable energy. Second statement is incorrect because National Energy Conservation Day has been observed in India on 14th December every year since 1991. Private steel major Tata Steel bagged the first prize in the Integrated Steel sector at the National Energy Conservation Award, 2016 for its excellence in Energy Conservation and Management.

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