Salem: Need to save power stressed

SALEM: Salem Distribution Centre of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) organised a rally in the city on Saturday to highlight the importance of saving power.

For a cause: A rally was taken out in Salem on Saturday to highlight the need to conserve energy. – Photo: P. Goutham

As a part of Energy Saving Week observation, TNEB also hosted various programmes such as workshops and seminars.

The participants in the rally distributed pamphlets and carried placards exhorting people to conserve energy.

The importance of ISI certified electrical appliances, the need for purchasing ‘star rated’ appliances and the use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which could cut power consumption by 75 per cent, were also highlighted.

It was pointed out that air conditioning machines should be maintained at 25 degrees centigrade and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes should be used for water supply.

Unnecessary lighting should be avoided and necessary capacitors must be linked with motors.

People were also warned of the dangers that power cables posed.

It was risky to hang clothes on earth cables for drying, the participants cautioned and added that in case of an emergency, people should dial the phone numbers 155333 or 2414616 for help.

Workers and officials of TNEB and others took part in the rally.

TNEB officials Kannan and Sampath organised the event.

From THE HINDU

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