MoR releases New Water Management Policy

The MoR has released the New Water Management Policy in Indian Railways, which covers all aspects of water use, recycling, conservation and recharge of groundwater. This is a progressive and creative policy where field units will be motivated to recycle and save water. The objective is to improve water use efficiency by setting up water recycling plants, rainwater harvesting plants, sewage treatment plants and effluent treatment plants on railway land. Another forward-looking provision is the participation of private players in recycling water for non-potable uses on a build-operate-own-transfer basis. The ministry has also handed GreenCo certificates to the Diesel Locomotive Works (Varanasi), the Perambur Carriage Workshop (Chennai) and the Lalaguda Carriage Workshop (Hyderabad). The certificate, developed by the Confederation of Indian Industry, is given for adopting good green practices. The MoR has also inaugurated the expansion of the Vikalp Scheme.