The environmentally-friendly initiative by the Budget Wing of the Railway Ministry will see an alternative approach being adopted to communicate budget information on Pink Book and Demands for Grants using a need-based selective method.

The move will reduce needless use of paper in sharing information with the various railway field units, a release said here.

The information will be disseminated using IT tools like Intranet, Internet and e-mail. The move has resulted in the saving of 12 lakh sheets of A-4 size paper, it said.

This amounts to a significant contribution towards efforts to preserve environmental resources and will also ensure financial savings, it said.

Railways has started a new micro-site for latest Railway Budget updates and live budget streaming at

Complete and latest information on the Rail Budget 2016-17 will be available on the micro-site for ready reference for the media and common public.

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