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Railways adopt a new approach for Green Environment

Published on October 07, 2022
Current Context: In the plan to become Net Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030, Indian Railways has adopted an integrated approach to a Green environment.
Railways adopt a new approach for Green Environment
  • The government of India has set a target of 33% emissions intensity reduction as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
  • One of the most important strategies is to increase the share of Indian Railways in freight movement from 35% to 45% by 2020.
  • Railways are setting up Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) throughout the country. The first phase of it will be to reduce emissions by 457 million tons of CO2 over a 30-year period.
  • The railways will increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix.
  • One of the means will be to improve water use efficiency by 20% upto 2030PAT Scheme will be implemented in the railway sector.
  • Static part- Indian Railways has taken up some steps to reduce emissions since 2014 like- the issuance of a water policy in 2017 for effective management, and the creation of an additional carbon sink by afforestation.


Q.1 Which is one of the means by Indian Railways to reduce emissions?
a. Lesser number of trains
b. Dedicated Freight Corridors are made
c. Different chemicals will be used for water
d. Latest technologies will be used in engines
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