JNPT has started a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Project as part of
its Green Port Initiative as protests gather momentum from environmental groups
of the area against expansion projects of the port that could affect the
ecology of the region. Environmental groups have threatened to block container
ships entering the port for a few days to register their protest.
The shipping ministry has sanctioned a satellite port nearby which has also
seen resistance from environmental groups for the past several years.
A comprehensive solid waste management project has been commissioned in
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Towship in a major push under green port initiatives with
a vision to achieve sustainability goals. The project was inagurated by the
Port chairman Sanjay Sethi on february 9th.
This new project
tackles 10 Metric tons per day of Solid Waste
In this new project, 10 Metric tons per day
Solid Waste management is tackled as per SWM Rules 2016 based on BARC
technology. It is based on a Bio Gas plant for 5 MT/Day capacity with power
generation from Biogas and production of biogas and generation power setup. As
well as Installed hydraulic baling press machine to compress dry waste.
Two Ghanta Gadi’s with appropriate partition for the collection of wet and
dry waste separately, and SW collection accessories for planned awareness
training to stakeholders.
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is an ambitious plan of the Government of India
which originates from the vision of the Government for ensuring hygiene, waste
management, and sanitation across the nation and aims for a Clean India under a
collaborative framework of multiple stakeholders. One of the key mission
objectives is to develop a modern and scientific solid waste treatment and
Dignitaries present at the inauguration included the Deputy Chairman of
JNPT- Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh and other senior officials.
JNPT is the biggest container
handling Port in India constantly focuses on sustainability to minimize the
impact of the port's operations on the environment and surrounding communities.
On the environment conservation front, the port has undertaken many green
initiatives which include harnessing solar power, sewage treatment plant for
recycling of wastewater, e-RTGCs and also projects like the development of an
Eco Park, marine conservancy, and comprehensive plantation.
The port has also
switched to LED lights at the port area to lower energy consumption
The port has also switched to LED lights at the port area to lower energy
consumption & decrease carbon footprint. The port not only aims to obtain
economic efficiencies but also focuses on ecological and social stability.
JNPT operates five container terminals: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container
Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the
Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway
Terminal(NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals
Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general
cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL