Telecom regulatory of India (Trai) on Monday, announced that it has suggested all the telecom operations to cut off the carbon emission by 40% till 2020-23 by keeping 2011-12 as the base year.

The regular has also said that the government of India should pass all the benefits which are granted under the various schemes for using renewable energy to the telecom operators.

In an approach towards sustainable telecommunications, Trai in it’s recommendations to the Department of Telecom said that “The target for reduction in carbon emission be set as 30% by year 2019-20 by taking 2011-12 as its base year and 40 % till 2022-23”.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has given target of 5% by the year 2012-2013, 8% by the year 2014-2015, 12% by the year 2016-2017 and 17% by the year 2018-2019 for carbon emission reduction.

As  2017-18 is ongoing Trai, Telecom regulatory of India has said that “The target given for carbon emission reduction in next 3-4 years and after which the recommendations and targets may be reviewed.”

As per the recommendation, if it is implemented by the DOT, a report on the carbon footprint of telecom operators should be submitted annually for 45 days after March of each year.

“The first carbon footprint report for the base year 2011-12 in accordance with the revised formula should be submitted within 3 months from the date of issue of the DoT instructions / instructions,” the regulator said.

Trai recommended that telecom operators voluntarily make decisions on renewable energy technology (RET), energy-saving equipment and high-performance drives for fast charging, etc. To meet the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Trai also suggested that the electricity generated by RET solutions financed or supported by telecom operators should be deducted from the company’s total carbon emissions, regardless of its use.

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