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Power consumers opt to save paper

mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2012 01:59 IST
Dharmendra Jore
Dharmendra Jore
Hindustan Times
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A large number of suburban power consumers of Reliance Infrastructure have given thumbs up to the distributor’s e-billing facility in a bid to cut down on the use of paper and contribute towards saving the environment. So far, about three lakh of the 27 lakh consumers have switched to the paperless service.

RInfra expects a further increase in the number of eco-friendly consumers due to the easy accessibility of e-mails on personal computers and mobiles. RInfra shared the information with HT on the occasion of World Environment Day on Tuesday. A majority of the e-bill seekers were registered in the last financial year.

“We have reduced paper consumption to the tune of 18%. Also, we have recycled 42 million tonne of paper in 2011-12,” said RInfra chief Lalit Jalan.

According to the company’s assessment, this initiative would save almost 900 trees from being cut and would reduce carbon emission to the tune of 53 million tonnes.