Ministry Of Shipping Initiates Project Green Ports

The Union Ministry of Shipping or January 19, 2016 started Project Greer Ports, which will help in making the Maj o: Ports across India cleaner and greener Project Green Ports will have twc verticals—Green Ports Initiatives an: Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. It include; twelve initiatives which will be implemented under strict time-boun; fashion in order to achieve the target; Some of these initiatives are— Preparation and monitoring plan Acquiring equipments required fo: monitoring environmental pollution. Acquiring dust suppression system Setting up of sewage/waste wate: treatment plants/ garbage disposal plan: Setting up projects for energy generatio: from renewable energy sources Completion of shortfalls of Oil SpL Response (OSR) facilities (Tier-1); anc Prohibition of disposal of almost all kin: of garbage at sea, improving the qualir of harbour wastes, etc.

The Ministry has identified 20 activitie; with certain time-line to promot: cleanliness at the port premises. Some of] the activities include Cleaning the wharf Cleaning and repairing of sheds; Cleanin: and repairing of port roads; Paintim road signs, zebra crossing, pavemerr edges; Modernising and cleanliness of a1 the toilet complexes in the operation: area; Placement of dustbins at reguR intervals; Beautification and cleaning of parks; Putting boards indicating cleanliness messages; Cleaning an:

repairing of all drainages and storm water systems; and Tree plantation. In order to achieve these objectives, regular training will be provided to the staff in order to generate awareness and inculcate a positive’ attitude towards keeping the environment clean and green.