Report No. 21 of 2012 - Performance Audit on Environment Management in Indian Railways Union Government, Railways

Date on which Report Tabled:
Thu 20 Dec, 2012
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
Union Department
Transport & Infrastructure


Environment is a key survival issue and its challanges and significane have assumed greater mportance in recent years.  The National Environment Policy, 2006 articulated the idea that environment protection shall orm an integral part of the development process and cannot be considered in isolation.  a review on "cleanliness and sanitation in IR" was earlier taken up and results included in Audit Report No.6 of 2007 of Comptroller & Auditor General of India (Railways).

The report, inter-alia, had highlightyed serveral deficiencies of IR in the management of wastes. Public Accounts committee in their eighty third report (2008-09) also pointed out similar deficiencies. Neverthless, adequate action was not taken by IR to integrate environmental concerns with their operational policies.

In this background a comprehensive audit exercise was undertaken to assess the performance of IR in managing environmental risks.  A Phase wise review of the entire grmut of environmental issues related to operation and maintenance of Railways has been planned.  this report presents the results of the first part of this exercise.

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