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Indian Railways to become world’s 1st NET ZERO CARBON EMITTER by 2030

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Manasa Maddila & Pal Pariawala, Mumbai Uncensored, 29th June 2021:

Ancient railways are the lifeline to a nation. It all started in 1853 with 33km covered by three locomotives pulling 14 carriages around 400 guests which grew into the largest passenger railway system, carrying 23 million passengers and 3 million tons of freight everyday across 66,000km and more than 8000 stations.

      The norm of Indian railways is to increase the intermodal share of railways from 36% to 45% by 2030. As a part of the multi-pronged low carbon growth strategy, Indian railways decided to set up dedicated freight corridors. The aim of dedicated freight corridors is to reduce the unit costs of transportation by increasing the carrying capacities of trains by moving them at faster speeds, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of railways in the country and bringing down Co2 emission by more than 450. Over a 30 years’ period of operating just the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors in general is embarking on capacity augmentation and network expansion by adding 26,000 km of double line and 400-500km of new lines every year for the next 15 years. Also, 25,000km of electrification is planned during this period. It also added 11,500 high horsepower energy efficient locomotives in the next 15 years to induct more light weight stainless steel couches. 

           The number of commuter suburban trains with the regenerative already operational in Mumbai will lead to reduction in co2 emission, and introduce commodity specific freight wagons of new design with higher axial load to enhance the average speed of freight trains and also increase average speed carrying capacity.

               According to an independent study, freight trains on an average are 10 to 12 times more fuel efficient than trucks. Greenhouse gas emission is directly related to fuel consumption. So, moving freight by rail instead of truck reduces greenhouse gas by 90%. 

           Moreover, Konkan railways through its solar power plants generates excess energy, which is given to the state’s electricity board, pitching an additional credit income of more than 7 lakhs per annum. It has developed LED lights sitting 24 watts, suitable for tunnels, spanning over 78.162km covering all the 66 lighted tunnels. This has resulted in better visibility and safety of passengers. 

          World’s summit in sustainable development was held in 2002 for conservation and reviewed progress in the implementation of agenda 21 since its adoption in 1922.

A UN conference was also held on sustainable development in 2012. It was the third international conference on sustainable development aimed at reconciling the economic and environmental goals of the global community. The report was themed “THE FUTURE WE WANT”. 

The Paris agreement is an agreement within the United Nations framework convention on climate change dealing with the greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. It was opened for signatures on 22 April 2016 at a ceremony in New York. The Paris agreement has a bottom-up structure in contrast to most international environmental law treaties which are top bottom characterised to implement. The emission reduction will be made in order to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2 degrees by reducing emission to 40 giga tones. The agreement stated that it would enter into force only if 55 countries produce at least 55% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

             Recently the minister of railways Piyush Goyal stated “Indian railways by December 2030 in the next 7 years thereafter will move to using only renewable energy. We will convert all our systems so that our dependence on coal-based power will be brought to near zero and we will become a net zero railway the first in the world by 2030 which have significant impact towards sustainability.’’

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क्या ईडी के सामने नहीं पेश होंगे संजय राउत?

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Nazneen Yakub – Mumbai Uncensored, 28th June 2022

प्रर्वतन निदेशालय (ED)ने  शिवसेना के सांसद संजय राउत को तलब किया है। ईडी ने मुंबई के गोरेगांव में एक चॉल के पुनर्विकास प्रोजेक्ट में अनियमितता से जुड़े मामले को लेकर तलब जारी किया है। जिसको लेकर आज 28 जून को पेशी होनी थी। लेकिन संजय राउत ईडी के सामने पेश नहीं हुए हैं। 

संजय राउत ने अपने वकील के जरिए  ईडी से किसी और दिन पेश होने का समय मांगा है। वहीं मुंबई के मुंख्यमंत्री उद्धव ठाकरे ने कैबिनेट की अहम बैठक बुलाई है। 

बता दें कि ईडी द्वारा इस कार्यवाही को लेकर संजय राउत ने अपने सोशल मीडिया अकाउंट पर ट्वीट शेयर किया है कि अभी पता चला है कि ईडी ने मुझे तलब किया है, बहुत अच्छे महाराष्ट्र में बड़ा राजनीतिक घटनाक्रम हो रहा है। हम, बालासाहेब के शिवसैनिक, बड़ी लड़ाई लड़ रहे हैं। यह मुझे रोकने की साजि़श है। भले ही आप मेरा सिर काट दें, मैं गुवाहाटी का मार्ग नहीं लूंगा, मुझे गिरफ्तार कीजिए। जय हिंद। 

आपको बता दें कि ईडी ने अप्रैल में संजय राउत की अलीबाग की जमीन और दादर का फ्लैट कुर्क करने का नोटिस दिया था। अब ईडी गोरेगांव में पतरा चॉल पुनर्वसन प्रोजेक्ट में बिल्डर ने अनियमिमता कर 1,039 करोड़ कमाए और उसी पैसे में से 55 लाख रुपए गुरू आशीष कंपनी के डारेक्टर प्रवीण राउत ने संजय राउत की पत्नी को दिए थे जिससे संपत्ति खरीदी गई थी। इसी मामले को लेकर ईडी संजय राउत से पूछताछ करेंगी।

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Draupadi Murmu joins Chirag Paswan, LJPR chief announces support

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Kamaljeet Singh – Mumbai Uncensored, 23th June 2022

The BJP-led NDA has fielded former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu as its candidate for the presidential election. 

With the announcement of his candidature, he has also started getting support from outside parties. LJPR Chief Chirag Paswan has also announced his support for him. He tweeted, “LJP (Ram Vilas) fully supports this decision of BJP.”

Chirag Paswan wrote on his Twitter handle, “Despite coming from tribal society, the position that Mrs. Draupadi Murmu ji has achieved today is the result of her ability and struggle. 

The claim for the highest position of the country from the deprived section of the society is inspiring for crores of Indians. It is a matter of pride for us that Smt. Draupadi Murmu ji has been made the Presidential candidate by NDA. 

This would be the first time in the country, when a daughter coming from a tribal society would assume the responsibility of the highest post of the country. LJP (Ram Vilas) fully supports this decision of BJP.”

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एकनाथ शिंदे यांचे बंड, महाविकास आघाडीमध्ये पेचप्रसंग?

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Kalyani Gilbile – Mumbai Uncensored, 22th June 2022

राज्यसभा निवडणुकीच्या अपयशातून सावरतोय तेवढ्यात ‘’आपण महाविकास आघाडीतून बाहेर पडून भाजपसोबत युती करावी आणि राज्यात नवे सरकार स्थापन करावे’’ असा प्रस्ताव शिवसेनेचे नेते नगरविकासमंत्री एकनाथ शिंदे यांनी मुख्यमंत्री उध्दव ठाकरे यांच्यासमोर ठेवून काल २२जून रोजी 40 आमदारांसह सूरतेची वाट धरत बंड पुकारले.

समर्थक आमदारांसह शिंदे यांनी केलेल्या बंडामुळे शिवसेना पूर्णपणे चक्रव्यूहात अडकली असून महाविकास आघाडीमध्ये मोठा पेचप्रसंग उभा राहिला आहे. उध्दव ठाकरे यांच्या हातात पक्षाची धुरा असताना शिवसेनेतील हे पहिले बंड आहे. म्हणून गटनेतेपदावरून एकनाथ शिंदेची हकालपट्टी करताना दुसऱ्याबाजूने मात्र शिवसेनेतून त्यांची मनधरणी होत आहे. 

मला कोणत्याही मंत्रीपदाची आशा नाही. मात्र हिंदुत्वाचा पुरस्कार करणाऱ्या शिवसेनेने काँग्रेस आणि राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेस यांची साथ सोडून भाजपसोबत सरकार स्थापन करावे, असे ठाकरे यांच्याशी संवादात सांगितल्याचे समजते. 

आमदारांच्या नाराजीची सुरुवात राष्ट्रवादीकडे अर्थ आणि गृह मंत्रालय गेल्यापासूनच झाली होती, शिवसेनेच्या अनेक आमदारांना निधी मिळत नव्हता. त्यामुळे शिवसैनिक खूप नाराज होते. निधी मिळत नसल्याची तक्रार अनेक आमदार मुख्यमंत्री उध्दव ठाकरेंकडे करायचे. त्यावर मी शरद पवारांशी बोलतो, असं उत्तर मुख्यमंत्री द्यायचे. मात्र त्यापुढे काहीच व्हायचं नाही. संपूर्ण सरकारच शरद पवार चालवणार असतील, तर मग आपण या सरकारमध्ये का आहोत, अशी भावना सेनेच्या आमदारांच्या मनात निर्माण झाली आणि हळूहळू ती अधिक प्रबळ होत गेली. त्याचीच परिणीती एकनाथ शिंदे यांच्या बंडात झाली.

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