Barada: In an effort to discourage the use of conventional energy sources Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah noted that the rapid use of fossil fuels has threatened the dwindling of conventional energy sources in the country and that there is a need for harnessing natural resources.

Addressing a seminar on Mullana Markandey Maharishi University International Medical Conference the minister said, “Most of the energy required in the industry, transportation and agriculture field is generated from fossil fuels like coal, petroleum and natural gas and for which crores is invested.”

He said that the Centre always encouraged the use of natural resources in order to cut down on the dependence on conventional energy adding that his ministry had chalked out a detail plan to promote solar cooking.

Expressing his happiness over the experimentation done by the Mount Abu situated Brahmakumari Ashram and other big institutions he urged people to participate in such experimentations. He said, “To make such experiments successful, one should forget religious and communal tensions and work in a united manner.”

(JPN/ Bureau)