Indian Railways to become ‘net zero’ carbon emitter by 2030


Indian Railways to become ‘net zero’ carbon emitter by 2030

As part of India’s strategy to combat climate change, Indian Railways will become “net zero” carbon emitter by 2030, said railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday. India is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, and is among countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Meanwhile, the national carrier has a rail network of around 125,000km, making it the world’s largest railway network under a single management. It also has large tracts of land along its network, which will be used to set up solar power generation capacities.

As the country prepares to curb pollution and cut its dependence on foreign oil, India has become one of the top renewable energy producers globally with ambitious capacity expansion plans. Read More

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