Punjab has taken the lead in incorporating energy efficiency as a subject in school curriculum and in requisite training of teachers in all schools across the state, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday."I am happy to inform that Punjab has taken the lead through training of teachers in all schools across the state and incorporating a chapter in the school syllabus," Goyal said at the awards function on National Energy Conservation Day."I am sure that the other states would emulate the initiative taken by the state government of Punjab."I do not doubt the fact that India will fulfill its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to climate agreement) commitments. It's the only way successfully leaving behind for the next generation a cleaner planet, healthier future, a more prosperous nation to live in," the minister added.
At the National Energy Conservation Day awards last year, Goyal had announced that a government girls' school in Punjab's Jalandhar would be the first in the country to introduce energy efficiency as a subject in the school curriculum, after girl students from Punjab, along with students from other schools across the country, interacted with him via video link.In response to student Simran Kaur's suggestion, Goyal had said he would immediately put up to union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani the proposal to have energy efficiency as a subject in schools.