Railways plans to ban Plastic for Catering Purposes

Railways plans to ban Plastic for Catering Purposes

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While presenting the 2013-14 Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal remarked that railways remains firmly committed to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development and use of energy efficient technologies. In line with this commitment, plastic cups in trains could soon be a thing of the past with the railways planning to move over to agro-based and recycled material for catering purposes. This step is being taken as part of railways’ efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.
In addition, the railways also plan to set up a Railway Energy Management Company to harness the potential of wind and solar power. Further, there are plans to set up 75 MW windmills besides utilising solar power for 1,000 level crossings. Railways would also encourage more use of agro-based and recycled paper and "ban use of plastic for catering purposes".

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