has always stood by the concept of sustainable development and has been taking
several initiatives to make the port and its surrounding region into a green
and pollution-free hub. Under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission of the
Government of India, JNPT is committed to ensure hygiene, waste management and
sanitation across the port area.
the occasion of World Environment Day, Shri Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Chairman, JNPT
administered Environmental pledge to all the Port employees in the presence of
HODs. As part of the celebration a Street play was organized by JNPT employees
on this year’s United Nations Environment Program theme of “Beat Plastic
an aim to further fine tune the environmental work at JNPT, a Mobile
Environmental Monitoring vehicle was inaugurated by Shri Neeraj Bansal, IRS.
This vehicle will be operated and maintained by Indian Institute of Technology,
Madras for real time air quality monitoring of the port. The vehicle is fitted
with an air pollution measuring machine and will visit various places in and
around the port and will carry out detailed study on identification and
estimation on the sources contributing air pollutants in particular particulate
matter concentration at JNPT and development of expert system for a prediction
of air quality index using real time air pollutant concentration using
combination of sophisticated instrumentation system and low cost sensors
network, so that authorities can take corrective steps to make sure that the
quality of air is on par with acceptable levels.
and environmentalists warn us of the threats of air pollution resulting in many
health hazards. Common negative impacts of polluted air point to primarily lung
damage especially of children exposed to air pollution and complication of
medical problems in the elderly.
social responsibility is clearly manifest in this initiative and in the long
run, all associated with JNPT will have healthy living.
JNPT Training Centre regularly conducts workshop and training programs to
create awareness and provide environment protection initiatives’ training. This
month a 5 days training program on Health, Safety and Environment is organized,
where participants would benefit to deal with safety majors at workplace and
minimal impact on the environment.
on the occasion, Shri Neeraj Bansal, IRS, said, “Preserving our planet and
protecting the earth are no more luxuries but absolutely essential for the
survival of human kind going forward. JNPT is completely aware of this situation
and has been implementing several eco - friendly initiatives like setting up
solar panels, sewage treatment plant, multi-purpose utility launch for sea
water cleanliness, solid waste management at the Port and upcoming Dry Ports
with a view to achieve sustainable growth. He requested all the Port employees
to avoid the use of plastics in their day to day life and act responsibly
towards the environment conservation.”
world environment day event concluded with planting of trees in the JNPT area to
spread awareness about the importance of protecting the environment.