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To ward off Environmental Groups protesting against the container terminal expansion projects, JNPT starts a solid waste management project in its residential township

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 disposal facility.

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.

Currently 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 consortium.
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