Akshay Urja Day In India
Akshay Urja diwas is celebrated on August 20 every year to spread awareness about the developments of renewable energy in India.
In 2004, the first Akshay Urja Diwas was organized and a commemorative stamp was released by the Prime Minister. Around 12,000 students were formed in the national capital to promote a renewable future. The day commemorates the birthday of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The Ministry for New & Renewable Energy Sources, Govt. of India promotes innovation to adopt renewable energy sources to produce power for the electricity grid and for several standalone applications and decentralized power production.
The energy such as Solar Energy, Wind energy, hydroelectrical power is a few examples of Akshay Urja. It is essential to develop a way to use Akshay urja or renewable energy more efficiently.
The main motive of Akshya urja Diwas is to make people aware that they have to think about the renewable energy apart from tradition energy, The energy which we are getting naturally doesn’t have any side effect on environment, and by using this energy we can use the traditional energy for more in the future.
What is Renewable Energy?
The energy of the sun is the original source of most of the energy found on earth. Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources—such as sunlight, wind, rain, and geothermal heat.
Renewable energy can never be depleted. Some examples of renewable energy sources are solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, and biomass energy. Fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas on the contrary are available in finite quantities only. As we keep extracting or using them, they will run out very soon.
The Benefits of Renewable Energy
Renewable energy provides reliable power supplies and fuel diversification. Renewable energy also helps conserve the nation’s natural resources. Renewable energy can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That’s good for the climate as well as human beings. Renewable energy won’t run out and maintenance requirements are lower. It save money also.