The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu releasing the Annual Report 2016-17 on Environment Sustainability of Indian Railways on World Environment Day in New Delhi on June 5, 2017. The theme of the Report Release Event was Towards a Low-Carbon Mass Transportation System. Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Prabhu highlighted that the challenge for the planet in the present day is Climate Change. It is therefore the duty of everyone to come forward and play their own part in conservation of environment. Proper awareness needs to be created. He also highlighted the role of railways in environmental protection. He informed that as far as Railways is concerned, it is the best environment friendly medium of transport. A lot of efforts have been made for environment conservat
The Green Building Congress 2016 recently concluded in Mumbai and was organised with theme of Sustainable Built Environment for All on the line of the Smart Cities mission. Among other delegates, the Congress was attended by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu. The Minister made a significant announcement during the Green Building Summit by informing all delegates that, "All the upcoming 100 smart cities would also have smart and green stations." The Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu also highlighted the activities and initiatives of Indian Railways, aimed at conserving resources. Restoration of water bodies, energy management, use of LED lights, promoting green toilets, planting of trees along the tracks are some of green initiatives taken up by the Railway
The inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station, being flagged off by the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, through video conferencing on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 2016. The Ministry of Railways has launched a Tiger Express train which has been conceptualized through the personal interest of the Railway Minister himself! The Tiger Express tourist train will be operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The Tiger Express itinerary for a total of 5 days/6 nights starts from Delhi followed by Katani, Jabalpur, Bandhavgadh and Kanha. The semi-luxury train will take its guests to the world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. In addition, the trip will als...
India Water Week is a key initiative of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India for sharing best practices and exchanging ideas to identify timely solutions to critical water issues confronting India and the world today. The fourth edition of India Water Week was observed from 04 April 2016 to 08 April, 2016 in New Delhi. The theme for this year's India Water week was chosen to be Water for all: Striving together. Israel was selected as the partner country for this mega event in which about 1,500 delegates from India and 20 other countries participated. The event was divided into Seminars, Brainstorming sessions, Panel Discussions, Case studies and Side Events. Apart from this, an Exhibition entitled Water Expo-2016 was also organised which showcased the technologie
The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu releasing a book, at the valedictory session of the Seminar on Environmental Challenges before Indian Railways on the occasion of World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital and other dignitaries are also seen. Energy Conservation and Environment Protection has become one of the agenda of the Indian Railways in the last six months. Addressing a Seminar on World Environment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed everybody that the Railways will not spend a penny more on the energy bill of ₹30,000 crores incurred during the last financial year, despite increasing freight and passenger traffic. He was speaking at the "Environmental challenges before Indian Railways" Se