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Telco towers’ diesel consumption around 5.12 bn ltr

Telco towers’ diesel consumption around 5.12 bn ltr

The mobile towers across the country could utilise over 5.12 billion litre of diesel a year. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in its report has indicated an average fuel consumption of 8,760 litre diesel every year per tower assuming eight hours of operation by diesel generator sets, informed Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora.

Total carbon emission on account of diesel use by telecom towers is estimated to be around 10 mt of carbon-dioxide, he said. Deora, however, said no study has been conducted by the government to assess the quantum of carbon emission from the mobile towers. There are 5.85 lakh mobile towers as on January 31, 2013 in the country. Diesel available in the market is being used by operators in operating the cellular mobile towers in telecom sector, he added.

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