have undertaken some major Green initiatives as part of India’s contribution
towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change. To carry
forward this green initiative, an MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways
and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for facilitation of green
initiatives in Indian Railways at New Delhi in the presence of the Minister of State
of Railways, Suresh C.Angadi, Director
General of CII Chandrajit Banerjee,
Member, Rolling Stock, Rajesh Agarwal
and other Railway Board Officials.
has become a movement says Minister of State of Railways, Mr Suresh Angadi
Speaking on the
occasion, Minister of State of Railways, Mr Suresh Angadi said that Cleanliness
(Swachhta) has become a movement. In
Railways, concerted efforts are being made to ensure cleanliness and hygiene in
trains and on station premises. He appreciated Railway officials and staff for
their effort in this direction. He expressed his happiness that 50 Railway
units including workshops and production units, 12 Railway stations and 16 more
buildings and other facilities have achieved Green Certification. He hoped that
more Railway Production Units and workshops will attain such Green
of the MoU with CII
The objectives of
the MoU include Energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities and railway
workshops, Greening of Railway properties, Demonstrative pilots of ‘net-zero
energy buildings/ railway stations’, Capacity and skill development by
continuous sharing of best practices on energy and environment through training
programs and Development of Green procurement policy, waste management policy,
solid waste disposal, carbon neutrality, phytoremediation.
Three Coffee Table
Publications –one each on Energy Efficiency, GreenCo Rating and Green
Buildings(including railway stations) were also released for wide circulation
as part of efforts taken by the Indian Railways team as envisaged in MoU.
certification for Railways units
& CII have been working together since signing of MOU in 2016 on Green
Rating & Energy Efficiency Studies of IR’s Production Units & major
workshops and after assessment in last three years, 50 Railway Units including
workshops and production units have achieved GreenCo certification. In
addition, 12 Railway stations and 16 more buildings and other facilities have
also achieved Green certification.
system developed by CII evaluates the green initiative and the rate of
performance of industrial units who are pursuing environmentally sustainable
practice and also certifies green building, green campus and green schools etc.