Railways set to move towards using green energy: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the Railways, being one of the largest consumers of energy, has decided to diversify its energy portfolio and align with the Central Government's policy of using green energy.

ANI| Updated: Dec 23, 2014, 15:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the Railways, being one of the largest consumers of energy, has decided to diversify its energy portfolio and align with the Central Government's policy of using green energy.

"The entire thrust of government of India's policy is to move towards green energy, which will bring in energy security and ecological security. With this as priority and railway being the largest consumer, railway has decided to diversify its energy portfolio to ensure that we contribute towards using green energy and reduce the carbon footprint. We have decided to generate as much renewable energy as possible," Prabhu told mediapersons here, while inaugurating a 30 kilowatt solar power plant at the Rail Bhawan here.

"India is blessed with 300 days of sunshine in about 90 percent of the areas of the country. That being the case we should use more green energy like solar energy, wind energy and so on," he added.