New Delhi, May 7 The telecom regulator has invited stakeholders' views on "green telecom" by June 14 to prepare a consultation paper on the subject as the government is committed to the use of eco-friendly equipment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
"Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is contemplating to come up with a consultation paper on Green Telecom. Stakeholders views are invited at pre-consultation stage," it said in a statement Friday.
TRAI has invited the stakeholders to give their views and comments on issues like the need for a carbon credit policy for the telecom sector, methods to reduce the carbon footprint by the ICT industry, standardisation of green telecom equipment and incentive for their adoption, and cost implication for adopting alternative energy sources.
After considering their views, the TRAI will come up with a detailed consultation paper.