Question raised in Lok Sabha on pollution caused by Fashion Industry, 13/03/2020

The greenhouse gases (GHG) emission inventory for the country is prepared according to the requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines. As reported in India’s second Biennial Update Report (BUR) submitted to UNFCCC, the textile/leather industry accounted for approximately 0.14% (3558.14 Gigagram of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO2e)) of the total greenhouse gas emissions in 2014. This ministry does not maintain a data registry that focuses on waste generated by apparels and footwear. To reduce the emissions from industries, Government of India is implementing the Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme (PAT), which is a regulatory instrument to reduce specific energy consumption in energy intensive industries. Textile industry is also covered under the scheme.