| Sourced From Timesofindia |
NEW DELHI: Railways has become one of the first government entities to successfully unveil a programme to cut down carbon consumption, helping it earn carbon credits.
The state-run transporter’s unique project of distributing around 14 lakh compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in its residential colonies was approved by the executive board of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last month, paving the way to earn over one lakh carbon credits annually.
Apart from cutting down energy consumption and reduction in 1.04 tonnes of carbon di-oxide emission every year, the project started by railway minister Mamata Banerjee in December 2009 is seen as the biggest initiative in sensitising 14 lakh railway employees and their families about energy efficiency and clean environment.
After open competitive bidding, railways selected CQC, Malaysia, as the project developer and Philips India as the supplier of CFLs for free to railway employees living in its colonies.
Read more: Railways to earn 1L carbon credit a yr by distributing CFLs in it’s residential colony – The Times of India