Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan wants tourist towns to run on clean fuel
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday proposed to make major tourist destinations switch completely to clean fuels with a view to weaving sustainability into tourism.
Addressing a function organised to mark the World Tourism Day, Pradhan said switching 100% clean fuels will further help protect monuments and ensure a cleaner environment for the tourists.
Pradhan’s proposal build on his ministry’s ongoing efforts to expand city gas (CNG and PNG) network in 400 districts, which will wean public transport away from diesel to clean-burning natural gas.
The government recently launched plans to fully power Konarak, which hosts the famous sun temple in Pradhan’s home state Odisha, with solar power.