The telecom regulator is contemplating coming up with a consultation paper on ''Green Telecom'' and has invited stakeholders views at pre-consultation stage on the use of eco-friendly equipment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said today that its primary focus of this consultation paper is to emphasise and encourage the use of eco-friendly green equipment in telecom and ICT sector.
It said that a detailed consultation paper is likely to be issued considering holistic view.
The TRAI is looking for views on increasing carbon footprint-contribution of telecom industry, need for carbon credit policy for telecom sector and methods and options to reduce the carbon foot print by ICT industry in the country.
It also wants standardisation of green telecom equipment and incentive for their adoption, framework for monitoring carbon emission and corrective action for telecom sector, options for environment friendly alternate energy sources and cost implication for adopting alternate energy source.
It wants the stakeholders to give their views on incentive schemes for promoting alternate source of energy in telecom sector, type of incentives to boost research & development in Green Telecom initiative, challenges and alternative to meet the futuristic energy demand for telecom sector and management of e-waste and related issues.
After considering their views, the TRAI will come up with a detailed consultation paper, TRAI said.