IBEF: June 05, 2017
New Delhi: The Indian Railways is taking increased efforts through sustained energy efficient measures and maximum use of clean fuel to cut down emission level by 33 per cent by 2030. The Railways will use 5 per cent bio diesel as well as CNG/LNG for traction and take the use of renewable energy to 10 per cent by 2030. In order to boost the use of renewable energy sources, the Railways have set a target to achieve 1,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power, of which 20 MW has been commissioned; and 170 MW of wind power, of which 36 MW has been commissioned. Further, the Railways will recycle water and focus on rain water harvesting and revival of water bodies. The Railways have set a target of planting 50 million trees over the next five years, of which 12 million trees have already been planted. The Railways have also initiated fitting of bio-toilets in all of their 55,000 coaches by 2019.
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