Indian Railways signs MoU with USAID/India

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Indian-Railways-signs-MoU-with-USAID-IndiaIndian Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States Agency for International Development/India (USAID/India).

An Overview of the News

  • It aims to reduce the carbon footprint of Indian Railways and achieve the mission Net Zero Carbon Emission.

  • Indian Railways is actively working towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and has a multi-pronged strategy.

  • The MoU was signed on June 14, 2023 by Naveen Gulati of Indian Railways and Isabel Coleman of USAID.

  • USAID is a US government agency that supports international development in a variety of fields.

  • The MoU covers areas such as long-term energy planning, energy efficiency policy, clean energy procurement, regulatory support and bidding management for renewable energy.


  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the US federal government.

  • USAID is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance programs.

  • The agency has a substantial budget of over $27 billion, making it one of the largest official aid agencies globally.

Formation - November 3, 1961

Headquarters - Washington, D.C., US

Motto - "From the American People"

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