Mainstreaming sustainable public procurement in the Indian railway sector

The Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Facility, launched in 2017 as part of the EU-SWITCH Asia II Initiative, aims to support the development or refinement of the policy framework to promote SCP in the Asian region. It intends to help promote sustainable growth in Asia, achieve economic prosperity while reducing poverty, and support the development of a sustainable economy that counteracts the effects of climate change.

As part of the provision of technical assistance, a project was launched in early 2020 to assist in the implementation of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and sustainable water and waste management policies into an action plan for the Indian railway system.

In this project, adelphi, in cooperation with the SPP expert Dr. Prasad Modak, supports the Indian Ministry of Railways in formulating and implementing a concrete action plan with regard to SPP, sustainable water and waste management policies. The action plan will be translated into concrete measures in terms of training materials and capacity building in Indian Railways and the development of a pilot test.