Telecom Operators Defy The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Green Telecom Directive

The telecom sector has once again showed extreme reluctance towards implementing the Green Telecom Directive issued by the Department of Telecommunication, Government of India.

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The telecom operators have failed to adhere to the deadline to publicly announce their carbon emissions as mandated in the Green Telecom Directive (Direction no. 800-61/2012 Dated 23-01-2012), for the second time this year. Further, the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has issued a request for proposal for 500 sites even though the pilot on around 4000 sites has already been conducted.

Energy has been a major component of the operating expenditure of the telecom operators and with the recent hike in the diesel price; it will further hit their profitability. The implementation of the green telecom directive will result in a saving of INR 80, 000 crore over a period of 8 years for the telecom sector.

Greenpeace has been campaigning with the telecom sector for over two years now urging it to shift away from diesel in a time bound manner and also timely disclose its carbon emissions. In its latest report “Enabling Clean Talking(1)” released in August this year, Greenpeace presented a detailed economic and environmental roadmap based on the Green Telecom Directive issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)(2). The report also proposes a compliance mechanism as well as mandatory obligation on transparency and disclosure of carbon emissions.

Greenpeace is calling on the telecom industry to focus on managing its energy and carbon by substantially shifting its power generation for network operations to renewable sources, and to proactively advocate for economy-wide policies that combat climate change and increase the use of renewable energy.

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SOUMYA
September 28, 2012 2:47 pm 2:47 PM

@ Anirban Das
thanking you very much. its clear to me, thank you once again…

Anirban Das
September 28, 2012 12:27 am 12:27 AM

@SOUMYA
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SOUMYA
September 27, 2012 2:05 pm 2:05 PM

@ hi5
thanks for replying. but i know if the porting is not done before the upc expiry date, the upc code will become invalid….

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