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Ministry of railways & Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) sign MoU on green initiatives

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On September 13, 2019, Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding ) with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for facilitation of green initiatives in Indian Railways at New Delhi. Coffee Table Publications on Energy Efficiency, GreenCo Rating (developed by CII) and Green Buildings (including railway stations) were also released during the signing ceremony.Ministry of railways & Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) sign MoUKey points:
i. The MoU was signed in the presence of the  Minister of State of Railways, Shri Suresh C. Angadi, Director General of CII Shri Chandrajit Banerjee, Member, Rolling Stock, Shri Rajesh Agarwal, and other Railway Board Officials.
ii. The partnership aimed at Greening of Railway properties , Energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities and railway workshops, Demonstrative pilots of ‘net-zero energy buildings/ railway stations’, Capacity and skill development by continuous sharing of environmentally sustainable practices on energy through training programmes,  and development of green procurement policy, better water management policy, disposal of solid waste, carbon neutrality, phytoremediation.
iii. A total of 50 Railway units including workshops and production units, 12 Railway stations and 16 more buildings and other facilities have received Green Certification.
iv. Since signing of MOU in 2016, CII in association with Ministry of Railways working together on Green Rating & Energy Efficiency Studies of IR’s Production Units & major workshops.
v. GreenCo rating system estimates the green activities and the rate of performance of industrial firms who are doing environmentally sustainable practice and also certifies green building, green campus and green schools, etc.

About Ministry of Railways:
♦ Headquarters
: New Delhi
♦ Founded: 16 April 1853
♦ Union Minister : Piyush Goyal

About CII:
♦ Headquarters: New Delhi
♦ Founded: 1895
♦ President: Vikram Shreekant Kirloskar