Number of telecom towers operating in India based on a TRAI consulting paper published in Dec 2016.
2 billion litres
Volume of diesel consumed each year by diesel generators employed to ensure the towers receive power 24x7..
5 million tonnes
of CO2 equivalent emissions on account of diesel use.
40% - 50%
of telecom tower operating costs are energy costs and a highly polluting source at that.
Number of telecom towers (20% of total) that do not run on diesel as of Dec 2016 (based on the TRAI consultation paper).