Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways presented the prestigious “GreenCo – Silver Rating” Certification award of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) awarded to Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda on South Central Railway to Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR at a function held at Railway Board, New Delhi today i.e.,
22nd March, 2017.
The Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda, Secunderabad has achieved the distinction of being the first Railway Workshop on Indian Railways to receive this prestigious rating. This is only the second unit on Indian Railways to have received the award, the first being the Perambur Carriage & Wagon Workshop which got a Bronze rating earlier.
Indian Railways made a commitment in 2016 budget that it would convert Production Units and Workshops into green industrial units. As a step towards this, the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda took up environmental friendly practices, there by earning the prestigious GreenCo – Silver Certification from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The CII has assessed the green initiatives taken by the Workshop, which involves 8 (eight) parameters including energy & water conservation, renewable energy, green house gas emission, waste management, material conservation, green supply chain, recycling and flora-fauna & innovations, all of which contributes to the Workshops performance on the green front.
The endeavor towards Carbon Neutral approach of the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda has succeeded in reducing Carbon footprint by 10% in comparison to the previous year. The plans of the Workshop envisages further reduction of carbon foot print by 2% annually and also encourage its stake holders in green supply chain system to Go Green. As a result of the initiative taken for environmental friendly practices, during 2016-17, the Carriage Workshop saved about Rs.40 lakhs and manifold savings are expected on implementation of quality standards and GreeCo Projects during the year 2017-18.