Rail Budget 2016: 12 Lakh lesser A4 sheets to be used this year

New Delhi: In a green move which would also reflect positively on the expenses, the Railway Ministry has decided to reduce the usage of paper sheets by 12 lakh, when it will be presenting its Budget for the next fiscal. The reliance will be instead on IT tools to convey the information.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Image courtesy: PIB

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Image courtesy: PIB

The move will reduce needless use of paper in sharing information with the various railway field units, a release said here.

The information will be disseminated using IT tools like Intranet, Internet and e-mail. The move has resulted in the saving of 12 lakh sheets of A-4 size paper, it said.

The environmentally-friendly initiative by the Budget Wing of the Railway Ministry will see an alternative approach being adopted to communicate budget information on Pink Book and Demands for Grants using a need-based selective method.

The release said that this move would amount to a significant contribution towards efforts to preserve environmental resources and will also ensure financial savings.

The Railways has started http://www.railbudget2016.indianrailways.gov.in for budget updates and live streaming. Complete information on the Rail Budget 2016-17 will be available on the micro-site for ready reference for the media and common public.

PTI