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Central Railway earns INR 225 crores in a year by selling scrap

Indian Railways has launched a 'Zero Scrap Mission. Under this campaign, the material management department of Central Railway ensures that each Division, Workshop and Shed in Central Railway is free from scrap materials.

Central Railway earns INR 225 crores in a year by selling scrap
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Indian Railways has launched a 'Zero Scrap Mission'. Under this campaign, the material management department of Central Railway ensures that each Division, Workshop and Shed in Central Railway is free from scrap materials.

According to reports, the Central Railway Administration has earned around INR 225 crores by selling scrap metal between April 2020 and January 2021.

The scrap metal includes scrap rails, railing materials, condemned coaches, trolleys, engines, old coaches, freight coaches, wagons

With this, Central Railway sold scrap worth INR 224.94 crores. Moreover, it comes across as the zero scrap campaign has helped the railways generate a good revenue.

The Zero Scrap Mission drive not only generates revenue for Indian Railways but also results in space augmentation. During the financial year 2019-20 Central Railway has sold scrap worth INR 321.46 crores by mobilizing 56057.15 MTs of scrap rails, permanent-way materials etc.

The Material Management Department played a vital role in ensuring availability of spares and consumables required for operations and maintenance of loco holdings for freight and parcel trains, transporting essential goods across the country during COVID-19 pandemic. It was also instrumental in purchasing the critical items by floating tenders within a short duration like PPE kits, N-95 masks, gloves, sanitizers etc. which are crucial for preventing infection to our frontline staff.

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